3D COAXIAL BHE - for beginners?

Hi - we are OGS newbies.

For the moment all we want to do is work with the Benchmark 3D COAXIAL BHE. Can someone point us at a user friendly mesh editor, and geometry editor - for this Benchmark please ? Currently struggling with loading and visualising some of the generated output files into the OGS Viewer …(as well !)

Any help / pointers appreciated.

Thank you.

Hi @planetcooler,

Thank you very much for your interest in our 3D coaxial BHE model.

For the mesh construction, we used a simple script for GMSH. Please refer to my PhD thesis on page 25.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions.

Best regards,


Thank you very much for the link to your thesis. We are newcomers to OpenGeoSys - just trying to get our heads around generating the input files. We want to compare OpenGeoSys with a very old 2D (RZ) finite element code that we have been using for modelling deep coaxial systems.

I see that you are also working on a Wellbore Simulator.

Regards and thanks - might have some more questions.

Robin (Curtis)

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