The SVHEAT™WR software package is a market-leading geothermal analysis package which offers both 2D and 3D analysis. It is applicable to hydrogeological and mining-related engineering projects. It can be coupled with SVFLUX™WR to model convective flow.

  • 2D Heat Wells with Injection & Extraction

  • Site Model with Heat Wells

  • 3D Heat Wells with Injection & Extraction

Key features of SVHEATWR:

FEHM Control Volume Finite Element Solver integration providing the following benefits:

  • Analysis of complex groundwater and heat-flow modeling
  • Simulation of heat conduction and convection in porous media
  • Simulation of heat transfer in both saturated and unsaturated media
  • Simulation of non-isothermal, multi-phase flow of water and vapor in porous media
  • Account for the movement of water and vapor phases, transport of latent and sensible heat and change with boiling and condensing
  • Capability of simulating high-temperature (up to 360°C) and high-pressure (up to 110 MPa) geothermal systems
  • Comprehensive 2D/3D meshing including multiple nodes per layer
  • High performance computing capabilities
  • Simple and powerful user interface allows rapid creation of models
  • Fully implicit, fully coupled seepage and heat flow Newton Raphson solution of nonlinear equations:
    • Provide stability and higher accuracy for stiff problems
    • Density, viscosity and enthalpy of different phases are automatically calculated at each Newton-Raphson iteration based on the thermodynamics functions of temperature and pressure
  • Control volume (CV) and finite element (FE) methods:
    • Provide stabilized numerical solutions for unsteady problems
    • Readily handle very complex geometry
  • 2D and 3D solutions
  • Easily generate 3D models from 2D cross-sections, or slice 3D models into 2D cross-sections
  • Import soil properties from the SVSOILS™ database of over 6200 soils
  • Surface Mesh Support: The new 3D solution offers support for both surface meshes and grids. Surface mesh support allows models of higher complexity to be produced. Models may be based on geometry obtained from SVDESIGNER™ or from other geological modeling packages such as Vulcan, Minesite, GoCAD or Surpac.
  • Fully automatic unstructured (2D triangular and 3D tetrahedral) and structured (2D quadrilateral) mesh generation and manual mesh refinement:
    • The new SVHEAT™WR module introduces a new automatic mesh generation algorithm for increased user control over the mesh
    • We introduced the new Selective Mesh Refinement function to allow the user to manually select specific areas of interest, key zones or along critical boundaries for more targeted refinement processing
  • Stunning visualization of results
  • Easy to use and simplified CAD-based user interface:
    • A clearly organized menu system with left to right arrangement of primary functions
    • Allows for the rapid creation of models
    • The new 3D CAD graphics engine provides measurably faster overall operation
  • SVDESIGNER™ Conceptual Modeling Software Package: This brand new software program is tightly integrated with SVOFFICE™5/WR and allows for the representation and manipulation of complex 3D geometry and takes 3D modeling to a whole new level.
  • SVOFFICE™5 Manager: the Manager dialog has been redesigned to greatly simplify its usage. Models can easily be grouped by project and stored anywhere on the user’s disk drive.
  • Extensive QAQC program
  • World Class Support: Highly dedicated team with tracking and fast response to raised issues - typically within 24 - 48 hours

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What Our Customers Say

  • "Although I just started to use the SVSLOPE® 2D/3D and SVDESIGNER™ software, I would like to express my very high evaluation of the package from a user’s point of view and I am proud of using this software! Also, much thanks to the support team for the quick responses. Again, the products are so impressive."
  • "The use of SVSLOPE® software as part of a research project on clay slopes under seismic conditions with the Université de Sherbrooke has been incredibly easy and effective. The continuation of this research with SoilVision is promising, along with their great technical support - which was always available and a passionate geotechnical team supporting the project."

  • "We have allowed our students the choice of using multiple Geotechnical software suites in our Dam Design and other Geotechnical courses. Our students consistently gravitate towards SoilVision software as being the most modern and user-friendly."

  • "I've been a geotechnical engineer for more than 25 years and SoilVision has the best tech support I have ever worked with. I truly appreciate their patience and help over the past year."

  • "Peter Brett Associates have been looking to update our existing slope stability software over the last year. After extensive research and trials, SVSLOPE® developed by SoilVision Systems Ltd. was found to meet all our existing and future design requirements. Its ease of use for modeling simple as well as complex geological and geometrical problems was a critical factor in our assessment as well as the incorporation of design to the Eurocodes. Their customer support has been faultless and their willingness to develop the software to meet our own specific design requirements is a most gratifying added bonus."

    "We love the fact that SVSLOPE® is part of an integrated suite of software and that, if required, 3D analysis can be undertaken. We would recommend this product to other geotechnical consulting firms."

  • "We have been using SVSLOPE® and SVFLUX™ for the past year and have found them to be efficient and productive engineering tools which have allowed us to offer our services in an efficient manner. The capability of automated increased discretization of the mesh is an absolute benefit to our modeling, reducing time and effort. We have found the software quick and easy for our engineers to train and utilize. I would recommend this product to other geotechnical consulting firms."

  • "The software is well documented and comes with number of useful example models. We were able to quickly begin creating models after a short review of the user interface and going through the available on-line webinars. The software offers solid benefits of less conservatism and the ability to model real geometry."

  • "This new software for stability analysis includes a number of state-of-the-art options for probabilistic slope stability analysis. This feature, combined with comprehensive deterministic analyses, will provide new opportunities to build confidence in the results of a site-specific analysis.”

  • "I'm excited to see the release of this new and innovative product. I look forward to and encourage the application of this software on additional geotechnical projects.”

  • "In consulting engineering practice, I am increasingly made aware of the important and beneficial role that modeling the unsaturated soil zone can play in providing the client with the best possible engineered solution. The SoilVision software has made it possible to readily estimate and incorporate unsaturated soil properties into the modeling of saturated-unsaturated soil systems.”

  • Geothermal Modeling and Analysis Ideally Suited for Hydrogeology

    SVHEAT™WR is designed for the calculation of conductive and convective heat movement in saturated or unsaturated soils. The software implements the ability to handle water-vapor geothermal multi-phase flow and phase change with boiling and condensing. Advanced boundary conditions allow the accommodation of the injection or withdrawal of heat and fluids. SVHEAT™WR allows you to analyze steady-state or transient thermal conduction and convection models. Convection flow models may be created by coupling with SVFLUX™WR.



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  • Common Applications

    The following list is a collection of the most common applications for SVHEAT™WR.

    • Model geothermal reservoirs: locating re-injection wells, production forecasting, volume calculation, heat resource estimation
    • Simulate non-isothermal, multi-phase flow of water and vapor in porous media
    • Simulate heat conduction and convection in porous media
    • Model high-temperature and high-pressure geothermal systems
    • Model borehole heat exchangers
  • Time-tested and Industry Proven

    The FEHM solver was utilized on the famous Yucca Mountain nuclear storage project to model the regional groundwater flow to ascertain the ability of the site to accept nuclear waste.

    The numerical background of the FEHM computer code can be traced to the early 1970s when it was used to simulate geothermal and hot dry rock reservoirs. The primary use over a number of years was to assist in the understanding of flow fields and mass transport in the saturated and unsaturated zones below the potential Yucca Mountain repository. Today FEHM is used to simulate groundwater and contaminant flow and transport in deep and shallow, fractured and un-fractured porous media throughout the US DOE complex. FEHM has proved to be a valuable asset on a variety of projects of national interest including Environmental Remediation of the Nevada Test Site, the LANL Groundwater Protection Program, geologic CO2 sequestration, Enhanced Geothermal Energy (EGS) programs, Oil and Gas production, Nuclear Waste Isolation, and Arctic Permafrost...READ MORE.

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    The investment in geotechnical / hydrogeological software is an important decision for most consulting firms. Software must perform well and yield results in a limited timeframe such that reports can be completed on time and under budget. We recognize this at SoilVision Systems Ltd. and and have worked hard over the past number of years to provide software which is both easy to use and technologically advanced. We believe that our current SVOFFICE™5 software products are the best currently available for geotechnical and hydrogeological applications. Listed below are a few of the reasons why your firm would benefit from our software from the perspective of a manager.

    1. 3D Modeling Solutions
      • Modeling of systems which are not adequately represented by a simplified 2D cross section may be accomplished in full 3D. Examples include regional flow, levee analysis, and planar geometry.
    2. Advanced Slope Stability Analysis
      • With the highly advanced SVSLOPE® slope stability analysis package, your company will have access to the most comprehensive array of deterministic and probabilistic methods of limit equilibrium and stress-based analysis methods.
    3. Advanced Model Coupling
      • Coupling of the air/water/thermal phases allows more comprehensive analysis of i) cover designs and, ii) waste rock flow, and iii) various other applications.
      • Coupled density-dependant flow allows handling of salt-water/ fresh water potash mine tailings scenarios and tidal inflow scenarios.
    4. 3D Conceptual Geometry Modeling and Visualization and 2D Slicing with SVDESIGNER™
      • SVDESIGNER™ allows for rapid three-dimensional geotechnical prototyping of designs.
      • 2D slices can be quickly and easily extracted from your geotechnical designs and brought into SVFLUX™WR for analysis.
    5. Automatic Mesh Generation and Refinement
      • Automatic mesh generation and refinement greatly enhances model stability, accuracy, and convergence.
    6. Spatially Varying Material Properties
      • Material properties may now be set to vary spatially in any particular region of the model domain. This is available in our SVSLOPE® and SVFLUX™WR packages
    7. Product Integration
      • Products support highly integrated and coupled solutions. i.e. Rainfall on an unsaturated slope potentially causing instability.
    8. Comprehensive Probabilistic Analysis
      • Monte Carlo, APEM, Latin Hypercube and other types of probabilistic analysis may be carried out in our SVSLOPE® package. Monte Carlo analysis for steady state models can be carried out in our SVFLUX™WR package.
    9. Extensive Soil Database
      • Our SVSOILS™ (formerly SOILVISION®) Database of unsaturated hydraulic properties includes laboratory data on over 6500 soils and 24 theoretical methods of estimating unsaturated hydraulic properties.
    10. World Class Support
      • Highly dedicated team with tracking and fast response to all raised issues - typically within 24 - 48 hours.

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