A Discharge Section in Slide is a user-defined line segment or polyline which can be added to a groundwater model, through which the steady state, volumetric flow rate, normal to the discharge section, will be calculated during the groundwater analysis. The value of the flow rate will be displayed in the Slide Interpret program, when you view the groundwater analysis results.
Any number of discharge sections can be added to a model.
The line segment which defines a discharge section, is completely independent of all other modeling entities. It does NOT get intersected with the model boundaries, and does NOT influence the finite element mesh.
To add a discharge section:
Select Add Section from the toolbar or the Discharge menu.
Enter the points defining the location of the discharge section. You can enter the points graphically with the mouse (the Snap option can be used to snap exactly to existing vertices), or you can enter the coordinates in the prompt line using the keyboard.
After the last point is entered, the discharge section will be added to the model.
The discharge section is displayed as a green line.