The program handles a maximum of 20 aquifers and 50.000 nodes (25000 elements) per aquifer. Confined, leaky, phreatic and anisotropic aquifers can be modeled. Full graphical control makes the otherwise time-consuming and error-prone process of grid generation and data input easier. The same holds for the display of results: contour maps, 2- or 3-dimensional flowlines and flow vectors. Further options include interactive grid adaptatisection.ons, water budgets, travel times and the automated calibration of steady-state models.

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Determine groundwater displacement using flowline visualisation.

Product information

Modeling features

  • Saturated single-density flow
  • Multiple-aquifer systems and stratified aquifers
  • Confined, leaky and unconfined conditions
  • Heterogeneous aquifers and aquitards
  • Steady-state and transient flow
  • Spatially varying anisotropic aquifers
  • Spatially and temporally varying wells and boundary conditions
  • Precipitation, evaporation, drain, river and wadi top systems

Input & Output

  • Model files in ASCII format
  • DXF maps and flowline files import
  • Screen resolution output to printer
  • Plots of grids, contours, flowlines and time series
  • SURFER, Excel, Arc-Info and ArcView compatible data files
  • Copy & Paste water budget tables
  • HPGL and DXF files export
  • 3D model viewer

Program features and capabilities

  • Mesh generators for regional flow models and for civil engineering models
  • Interactive mesh design and adjustment
  • Graphical user interface and data base
  • Interactive assignment of spatially varying properties
  • Up to 20 aquifers or sublayers
  • Up to 50,000 nodes per layer, or even more
  • User-assigned names for all nodes
  • Flow vectors and flowlines, 3-D particle tracking
  • Water balances for each aquifer, subarea and time step
  • Transient flow modeling in batch mode
  • Optimization tool for steady state models

Create complex finite element grids with the easy to use built in mesh generator.


"User-friendly and fast method for creating simple and comprehensive groundwater models."
Thijs Eijking, geohydrologist, Tjaden Consult for soil mechanics

"Easy to use, straight foward and provides the possibilities to incorporate variations in geohydrological proporties."
René van den Hoven, geohydrologist, Hovenconsult

"Very flexible to build dewatering models for construction sites."
Ferran Ala, geohydrologist, Hidrolem watermanagement

MicroFEM has been reviewed by the NGWA Ground Water Journal and received outstanding scores:
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