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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



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 the installation 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)

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