Track air through porous media with AIR/W

Simulate single-phase air transfer or complex coupled air-water systems in porous materials

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Highly specialised air flow software made doubly powerful when integrated with TEMP/W and CTRAN/W.

Gain vital insights into the risks posed by pore-air flow systems in various projects. Design robust waste cover systems based on complex scenarios considering air, water, heat, and/or gas transfer. Apply rigorous gravity-driven or density-driven formulas to gain project insights

Analyse the space in between

Harness the power of finite element software to model air transfer in mine waste and other porous media.

Plan for the effect of moisture dynamics on gas migration by integrating other GeoStudio products.

Evaluate risks in flow models

Test the validity of designs for waste cover systems and embankments, considering a range of condition variables, such as seasonal effects on the soil thermal regime in cold regions.

Simulate extreme conditions

Evaluate the effect of changing conditions on pore-air flow. Integrate with TEMP/W to understand how changing soil temperatures impact density of air flow.

Use with SEEP/W to investigate complex hydraulic behaviour of unsaturated pore-space.

AIR/W is part of GeoStudio integrated geo-engineering software.

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Verification – Heated Closed System

The objective of this example is to verify the simulated change in pressure of a…

Integrate, communicate, and interpret geotechnical data

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Key features

Simulate pressure-driven air flow

Monitor the movement of gas particles for single phase flow for projects such as waste cover systems.

Understand density-driven air flow

Investigate the impact of seasonal soil temperature fluctuations on pore-air density and free convection air transfer.

Estimate material properties

Estimate the air conductivity function for dual phase flow from the dry-soil air conductivity and basic soil properties, such as the volumetric water content function.

Analyse complex hydraulic behaviour

Gain clear insights into the long-term performance of waste cover systems for mines, landfills, reclamation projects and more by coupling with SEEP/W to analyse complex saturated-unsaturated systems.

Examine effects on thermal systems

Combine with TEMP/W to model forced-convection heat transfer and evaluate the influence of pore-air flow on soil thermal regimes, such as permafrost depth in cold regions.

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System Requirements

We recommend you use Windows 10, with a reasonably fast processor, mid range graphics and 32GB of system memory.

System Requirements

Supported Data/Formats

Supported kinds of data and formats that you can use with Geostudio.

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