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

September 1, 2010

Overview of SUTRA

Image of the cover of the Techniques and Methods 6–A52 documenting version 3 of SUTRA
Cover image from the SUTRA 3.0 manual (Techniques and Methods 6–A52).

SUTRA is a model for saturated-unsaturated, variable-density ground-water flow with solute or energy transport.  SUTRA Version 3.0 includes generalized boundary conditions, a modified implementation of specified pressures and concentrations or temperatures, and the lake capability.  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 3.0

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 3.0

Provost, A.M., and Voss, C.I., 2019, SUTRA, a model for saturated-unsaturated, variable-density groundwater flow with solute or energy transport—Documentation of generalized boundary conditions, a modified implementation of specified pressures and concentrations or temperatures, and the lake capability: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods, book 6, chap. A52, 62 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/tm6A52

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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