Introduction to FEFLOW 6.1

June 6 - 7, 2013



A clear trend towards large and complex groundwater models has evolved over the last years. Increasingly, sophisticated finite-element techniques are employed to obtain results with the necessary level of local detail. The well-established FEFLOW simulation system provides user-friendly pre- and postprocessing along with fast solution techniques.

Registration will begin 7:30 AM and class will begin at 8:00 AM. Course sessions are from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Participants should bring their own laptop computer with the Windows XP or later operating system.



  • The course provides an introduction to modeling complex flow and transport processes in the subsurface: Groundwater flow
  • Contaminant transportReactive transport
  • Heat transport
  • Density-dependent flow/font>
  • Unsaturated and variably saturated flowIn addition, you will gain first-hand experience in model set-up, simulation run and postprocessing with FEFLOW 6.1.



This two-day course is aimed at professional groundwater modelers who want to expand their modeling experience to finite-element modeling. The course is also aimed at new users of FEFLOW who want to quickly and efficiently get up to speed on finite-element groundwater modeling. Participants are expected to have a basic background in hydrogeology and groundwater modeling.



Hands-on exercises are guided by explanations from the trainers. Exercises are to a large extent based on actual applications. The training encourages dialogue and interaction amongst the participants.



  • Latest FEFLOW Software Demo Version
  • Evaluation license for 30 days
  • Training material and exercises
  • Refreshments during the training days
  • Training Certificate



''A Great Overview of the Capabilities of the software''

''Instructors are open to questions and very knowledgeable''



Peter Schätzl is Business Area Manager for the Groundwater & Porous Media sector (namely, FEFLOW) of MIKEbyDHI software. In his professional career he has gained world-wide experience in groundwater consulting, as a course trainer on all levels, and in development of customer-specific software solutions. He attended the University of Rostock, Germany and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and holds a Dipl.-Ing. degree in Land Use Management and Environmental Protection.

Julia Mayer works as consultant for groundwater modeling at DHI-WASY in Berlin, Germany. She is Head of the DHI-WASY team responsible for FEFLOW training courses and FEFLOW user support. Julia Mayer is a senior course trainer who has taught various groundwater-modeling courses at the beginner, intermediate and advanced level all over the world. She is also involved in consulting work on groundwater-modeling projects and holds a Dipl.-Ing. for Environmental Engineering from the University of Stuttgart, Germany.



The course will be held at the Colorado School of Mines (Room TBA). A campus map will be sent upon enrollment.

All Visitor parking areas will have a pay and display parking meter. When arriving on campus for the first time, look for a parking meter, find a space in that location, pay the meter and display the receipt on your dash. You will find brochures at each of our parking meters that can also help guide you around the campus.



The fee for the short course is $695 by 4PM Mountain Daylight Time, May 23, 2013 ($795 after May 23).  You will be invoiced for the tuition balance. The fee covers instruction, course notes, refreshments, and continuing education units. Lodging and meals are not covered. Payment in full must be received prior to the beginning of the course. The registration fee may be paid by check, VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover or purchase order (US Only).

If cancellation is made before May 23, 2013  , tuition will be refunded except for the $100 deposit. Cancellations made after that date will forfeit a $150 processing fee in addition to the $100 deposit. In case of cancellation, the right to course material is forfeited. Substitutions are permitted at any time prior to the start of the course. Please be advised that if the program is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, Colorado School of Mines will return all course fees, but will not be liable for any other expenses incurred by the prospective attendees.

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The Colorado School of Mines is located in Golden, which is 20 minutes west of Denver, 1 hour west of the Denver International Airport and can be reached by taxi, airport shuttle or rental car. It is strongly recommended that for events held on the CSM campus, attendees select accommodations within .5 miles of the campus if a rental car or personal transportation will not be available, as taxi service and public transportation from other areas may involve significant delays and costs. Lodging is available in Golden, within walking distance of the campus.

Denver Shuttle Service from Denver Airport

To get to SuperShuttle when you land, take the train from the Concourse to the Terminal. Pick up your luggage and proceed to the SuperShuttle counter located on Level 5/Baggage Claim, adjacent to the water feature in the center of the terminal. Counter staff will issue tickets and give directions to the van loading areas. For information, call 1-800-BLUEVAN. Their ticket counters are closed between 12am and 6am. If you arrive between these hours, please use the courtesy phone located at the ticket counter to notify dispatch of your arrival. Please contact a shuttle provider directly for more information on fees and destinations served. Shuttles pick-up and drop-off from Jeppesen Terminal Level 5, Island 3, outside doors 505-507 (east side) and 510-512 (west side).

Super Shuttle International Denver

Phone: (800) 525-3177

Web site:

Rental Cars

All Rental car companies at DIA are located on airport property but are away from the main terminal. Each rental company provides a courtesy shuttle to and from Jeppesen Terminal from their locations. All courtesy shuttles pick-up and drop-off from Jeppesen Terminal Level 5, Island 4, outside doors 505-513 (east side) and 504-512 (west side). If you are arriving in Denver, please follow the overhead signage for the appropriate pick-up location, or check-in at your company's counter in the center of the Terminal.
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Taxis are readily available and service within the eight counties that make up the Denver metro area. Some companies may also provide service to other destinations within the state of Colorado. Check with your cab company of choice (or directly with your driver at the airport) for more information on fares and destinations served. Fares to Golden area are based on the taxi’s meter and it costs about $70-85 plus the $3.75 airport access fee. Taxis pick-up and drop-off from Jeppesen Terminal Level 5, Island 1, outside doors 507-511 (east side) and 506-510 (west side).




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