Tutorial 1 Summary

After running the simulation, the model output files should be examined. These files contain detailed results from the simulation. Information in "file08.out" and "file09.out" can be easily plotted with standard plotting programs. The main output file "vs2dh.out" lists all the input parameter values as well as requested output values.

This concludes tutorial 1. However, it would be worthwhile for users to experiment with this problem. By modifying model parameters, shapes, and discretizations users can gain an understanding of how these factors affect simulation results. Relevant questions to ask might include: How does the shape and properties of the silt layer influence travel paths of heat? How do values for closure criteria influence mass balances?

See: mass balance discussion

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