SUTRA: A Model for 2D or 3D Saturated-Unsaturated, Variable-Density Ground-Water Flow With Solute or Energy Transport

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Overview of SUTRA

Cover image from the SUTRA manual showing a model grid.

Cover image from the SUTRA manual (Water Resources Investigations Report 02-4231).

SUTRA is a model for saturated-unsaturated, variable-density ground-water flow with solute or energy transport.  SUTRA Version 2.2 allows specification of time-dependent boundary conditions without programming FORTRAN code, and offers optional output files that summarize specifications and computed results at boundary condition nodes.  SUTRA Version 2.1 allows the use of irregular meshes in both 2D and 3D simulations and offers convenient incorporation of input data from separate files, greater user control over time stepping, and

 

Download Current Version of SUTRA

Use the links below to download the installation files for SUTRA.  To install the software, follow the instructions provided by the installation program. It is recommended that you accept the default settings during installation.

Version 2.2

Version 2.1

Version 2.0 (2D3D.1)

 

Documentation for SUTRA

The SutraSuite Online User Reference web site provides a convenient, interactive source of information about theoretical and practical aspects of SUTRA simulation. It includes news, advice on how to get started using SutraSuite, an overview of the software, a gallery of SUTRA simulation results, answers to frequently asked questions, a glossary, in-depth discussions of selected topics, and technical support information, including a troubleshooting guide.

The documentation listed below is included with its respective software download.  It can be downloaded separately using the links below.

Version 2.2

Voss, C. I., and Provost, A.M., 2002 (Version of September 22, 2010), SUTRA, A model for saturated-unsaturated variable-density ground-water flow with solute or energy transport, U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4231, 291 p.

Version 2.1

Voss, C. I., and Provost, A.M., 2002 (Version of June 2, 2008), SUTRA, A model for saturated-unsaturated variable-density ground-water flow with solute or energy transport, U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4231, 270 p.

Version 2.0 (2D3D.1)

Voss, C. I., and Provost, A.M., 2002, SUTRA, A model for saturated-unsaturated variable-density ground-water flow with solute or energy transport, U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4231, 250 p.

 

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Software License and Purchase Information

This software is a product of the U.S. Geological Survey, which is part of the U.S. Government.

Cost

This software is freely distributed. There is no fee to download and (or) use this software.

License

Users do not need a license or permission from the USGS to use this software. Users can download and install as many copies of the software as they need.

Public Domain

As a work of the United States Government, this USGS product is in the public domain within the United States. You can copy, modify, distribute, and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission. Additionally, USGS waives copyright and related rights in the work worldwide through CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication (https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/ ).

 

SOFTWARE USER RIGHTS NOTICE

This software has been approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Although the software has been subjected to rigorous review, the USGS reserves the right to update the software as needed pursuant to further analysis and review. No warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the USGS or the U.S. Government as to the functionality of the software and related material nor shall the fact of release constitute any such warranty. Furthermore, the software is released on condition that neither the USGS nor the U.S. Government shall be held liable for any damages resulting from its authorized or unauthorized use. Also refer to the USGS Water Resources Software User Rights Notice for complete use, copyright, and distribution information.

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