RS2 includes steady-state, saturated-unsaturated finite element groundwater seepage analysis built right into the program. There is no need to use a separate groundwater program; the seepage analysis is fully integrated with the stress analysis in RS2. The pore pressures computed from the groundwater analysis are automatically used in the stress analysis to compute effective stress.
Other quantities are also calculated such as flow rate, hydraulic gradient and discharge velocity. The groundwater seepage analysis in RS2 can be used as a standalone groundwater program, independently of the stress analysis functionality.
See each of the topics below for more information:
- Total Head (H)
- Zero Pressure (P=0)
- Nodal Flow Rate (Q)
- Normal Infiltration (q)
- Vertical Infiltration (q)
- Unknown (P=0 or Q=0)
- None / Remove BC
You may choose from the following permeability models:
- Brooks and Corey
- Fredlund and Xing
- Van Genuchten
Built-in data tables are available at the click of a mouse, providing typical input parameters for a variety of material types. References are provided for each data set.
The Water Table can be copied to the clipboard or saved to a DXF file, for import into other programs.