WIT Press


A Dynamic Programming Solution Of Solute Transport And Dispersion Equations In Groundwater

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP970511

Volume

20

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

688 kb

Author(s)

M. Mirabzadeh & K. Mohammad

Abstract

A numerical model for the solute transport and dispersion in saturated porous media has been developed. The partial differential equations for water flow and solute transport are discretized using the finite difference technique and the resulting system of algebraic equations is solved using a dynamic programming method. The advantage of this method is that the problem is converted from solving an algebraic system of order NC(NL-l)xNC(NL-l) into that of solving a difference equation of order NCxNC over NL-1 steps and involving NL-1 matrix inversions of order NCxNC. The accuracy and precision of the solutio

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