SutraPrep Version 1.0 (3D.1)
A text-based pre-processor that generates 3D, logically rectangular SUTRA meshes and prepares the input files for 3D SUTRA runs
NOTE: SUTRAPREP PREPARES INPUT DATASETS FOR SUTRA VERSION 2.0 (2D3D.1),
WHICH CAN ALSO BE READ BY SUTRA VERSIONS 2.1 AND 2.2.
SutraPrep Version 1.0 (3D.1) facilitates the creation of three-dimensional
(3D) input datasets for the USGS ground-water flow and transport model SUTRA
Version 2.0 (2D3D.1). It is most useful for applications in which the geometry of the 3D model
domain and the spatial distribution of physical properties and boundary conditions is
relatively simple. SutraPrep can be used to create a SUTRA main input (“.inp”) file,
an initial conditions (“.ics”) file, and a 3D plot of the finite-element mesh in
Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML) format. Input and output are text-based. The
code can be run on any platform that has a standard FORTRAN-90 compiler. Executable code is
available for Microsoft Windows.
A Release Notes file containing installation instructions is included with the software.
It can also be downloaded separately using the link below.
SutraPrep 1.0 (3D.1) Release Notes, Portable Document Format
(PDF) (99 KB)
Software (Version 1.0 (3D.1), Sept 2003)
To download the installation file, click on the link below. (Some web
browsers will automatically run the installation program after downloading it.
If your browser does not automatically run the installation program, save the
installation file on your computer and run it by double-clicking on its icon.)
To install the software, follow the instructions provided by the installation
program. It is recommended that you accept the default
settings during installation.
NOTE: The installation files may be updated from time to time to fix bugs or
make other improvements. A "critical" update is one that is required
for the proper functioning of some aspect of a code or example problem. If
a critical update to an installation file has been issued since you
last downloaded that file, it is highly recommended that you
check the list of updates on the "SutraSuite
Installation File Updates" page to determine whether the update
affects your SutraSuite applications. If so, uninstall your
current installation (if one exists), then download and install the latest revision of
file using the corresponding link below. Minor updates are of lesser
importance and may be considered entirely optional. For details on how to install an
update, or to view a complete listing of updates to the installation file for SutraPrep, see the "SutraSuite
Installation File Updates" page.
Source code, documentation, examples, and executable for Microsoft
Windows 9x, NT, ME, 2000, or XP (Self-extracting file, 5.2 MB) [Minor
update 10/16/03; no critical updates.]
The following documentation for SutraPrep 1.0 (3D.1) is included with the
software. It can also be downloaded separately using the link below.
Provost, A.M., 2002, SutraPrep, a pre-processor for SUTRA, a model for ground-water flow
with solute or energy transport: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-376, 43 p.
SutraPrep Documentation, Portable Document Format
(PDF) (952 KB)