WIT Press


Water Balance Diagnosis Supported By A Discrete Event And Object Oriented Simulation Framework

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ENV980201

Volume

32

Pages

10

Published

1998

Size

925 kb

Author(s)

A.L. Courbis, E. Touraud & B. Vayssade Ecole des Mines d'Ales

Abstract

A simple software tool is proposed for estimating the water balance of a site. The site is decomposed into parcels which are represented according to a hierarchical discrete mathematical formalism. Each hydrogeological phenomenon which gov- erns the water flow is represented by a sequential automaton implemented by predefined generic objects. The top-level model is simulated in accordance with the discrete event principle. Validation of this tool with field data is the next step of this work; environmental and computer science developments are under study. 1 Introduction In 1993, the French Ministry of Environment decided to identify industrial sites which could be potentially polluted in order to f

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