Sedsim predicts where your sediment types are and how they were deposited.
Accessing Sedsim: sedimentary process modelling software
Sedsim is a software package which determines how sediments change in both time and space by recreating the physical processes that deposit, erode and rework sediments.
24 March 2010 | Updated 14 October 2011
Sedsim - modelling software
Sedsim is a stratigraphic forward modelling code that enables users to recreate the way sedimentary systems were deposited, or predict how they will evolve in the future.
Sedsim operates by numerically modelling the physical processes which deposit sediment.
Processes currently modelled include:
Sedsim helps you determine how sediments are distributed and the physical processes that put them there.
sea level change.
Sedsim is an extremely versatile program, it has modelled fluid flows at grid scales ranging from 2.5 cm through to 5 km grids, and at time scales ranging from four hours through to 60 million years.
It has been used widely in the oil industry to predict how sediments are distributed between wells, and investigate the physical validity of play concepts (investigating how the petroleum system formed).
It has also been used to model the effects of the modern environment, and the role that climate change will have on Australia’s exclusive economic zone.
Sedsim is available commercially, in a number of ways:
under licence on your system
under licence on our supercomputers
via contract with the stratigraphic modelling team.
Sedsim is also available for use by academic groups.
If you have trouble accessing the Sedsim software please email: Tristan.Salles-Taing@csiro.au
Please contact Dr Cedric Griffiths for pricing, licensing options and collaboration opportunities.
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