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ESTS0767 SIMSOL.

SIMSOL, Multiphase Fluid and Heat Flow in Porous Media

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM:  SIMSOL.
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
SIMSOL ESTS0767/01 Arrived 13-MAR-2001

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
ESTS0767/01 DEC VAX series
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3. DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM OR FUNCTION

SIMSOL calculates transient fluid and heat flow for a uniform geologic medium containing water (in both liquid and vapor phases) and air, surrounding a constant- strength linear heat source.
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4. METHOD OF SOLUTION

SIMSOL simplifies the partial differential governing equations involving time and a radial spatial coordinate to ordinary differential equations via a similarity transformation.  The resulting coupled ordinary differential equations form a two- point boundary problem which is numerically integrated using an iterative Newton-Raphson scheme.
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM

SIMSOL is limited to problems with highly idealized geometry: radial symmetry, uniform material properties and initial conditions, infinite radial extent,  constant-strength heat source.
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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME:  Highly dependent on problem.
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7. UNUSUAL FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM

Despite the geometrical limitations described above, SIMSOL considers the full complexity of coupled multi-phase fluid and heat flow processes in partially saturated geologic media, including conductive, convective and latent transport of heat, temperature and pressure dependent fluid properties, vapor pressure lowering, pore level phase change effects, and an effective continuum representation of fractured/ porous media.
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8. RELATED AND AUXILIARY PROGRAMS

A graphics package, such as grafpac, is needed if the interactive graphics option of SIMSOL is selected.
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
ESTS0767/01 13-MAR-2001 Masterfiled Arrived
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10. REFERENCES:
ESTS0767/01, included references:
- C. Doughty:
  Users Guide for SIMSOL (Version 1.0)
  LBL-28384 - UC-814 (August 1991)
- D. Doughty and K. Pruess:
  A Similarity Solution for Two-Phase Fluid and Heat Flow Near High
  Level Nuclear Waste Packages Emplaced in Porous Media
  Pergamon Press 0017-9310/90 Vol. 33, No. 6, pp. 1205-1222 (1990)
- D. Doughty and K. Pruess:
  A Similarity Solution for Two-Phase Water, Air, and Heat Flow
  Near a Linear Heat Source in Porous Media
  Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 97, No. B2, pp. 1821-1838
  (February 10, 1992)
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11. MACHINE REQUIREMENTS

DEC VAX running VMS, Tektronix terminal emulation for interactive graphics. Program should be easily modifiable for UNIX or DOS environments if interactive graphics are  not required.
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
Package ID Computer language
ESTS0767/01 FORTRAN
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13. OPERATING SYSTEM UNDER WHICH PROGRAM IS EXECUTED:  VMS.
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14. OTHER PROGRAMMING OR OPERATING INFORMATION OR RESTRICTIONS:
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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHORS

      C. Doughty
      Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States)
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
ESTS0767/01
miscellaneous    mag tapeREADME.TXT Information file                MISTP
source program   mag tapeSIMSOL.FOR SIMSOL source code              SRCTP
source program   mag tapeSIMPLOT.CRA Source code for NERSC Cray     SRCTP
test-case data   mag tapeS1.INP Input file for sample problem 1     DATTP
test-case data   mag tapeS2.INP Input file for sample problem 2     DATTP
test-case data   mag tapeS3.INP Input file for sample problem 3     DATTP
test-case data   mag tapeS4.INP Input file for sample problem 4     DATTP
test-case data   mag tapeS5.INP Input file for sample problem 5     DATTP
test-case data   mag tapeS6.INP Input file for sample problem 6     DATTP
test-case output mag tapeS1.OUT Output file for sample problem 1    OUTTP
test-case output mag tapeS2.OUT Output file for sample problem 2    OUTTP
test-case output mag tapeS3.OUT Output file for sample problem 3    OUTTP
test-case output mag tapeS4.OUT Output file for sample problem 4    OUTTP
test-case output mag tapeS5.OUT Output file for sample problem 5    OUTTP
test-case output mag tapeS6.OUT Output file for sample problem 6    OUTTP
object program   mag tapeS1.PLT Plot file for sample problem 1      OBJTP
object program   mag tapeS2.PLT Plot file for sample problem 2      OBJTP
object program   mag tapeS3.PLT Plot file for sample problem 3      OBJTP
object program   mag tapeS4.PLT Plot file for sample problem 4      OBJTP
object program   mag tapeS5.PLT Plot file for sample problem 5      OBJTP
object program   mag tapeS6.PLT Plot file for sample problem 6      OBJTP
source program   mag tapeSIMSOL.FOR Source code                     SRCTP
report                   LBL-28384 - UC-814 (August 1991)           REPPT
paper                    Pergamon Press 0017-9310/90 (1990)         PAPPT
paper                    Journal of Geoph. Research, vol.97, B2 (92)PAPPT
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17. CATEGORIES
  • H. Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow
  • R. Environmental and Earth Sciences

Keywords: heat flow, multiphase flow, porous materials.