WIT Press


Subsurface Transport Modeling Using Adaptive Finite Elements

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP990221

Volume

33

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

878 kb

Author(s)

D.W. Pepper, Yi-tung Chen & Lan Li

Abstract

A multi-dimensional finite element method (GWADAPT) which utilizes local mesh adaptation is used to calculate groundwater flow and subsurface transport of contaminant in saturated and unsaturated conditions. The model uses simple modifications to increase computational speed and reduce storage, allowing the model to run on PCs and workstations. GWADAPT can be accessed from the web and downloaded to a file. A parallel version of the model runs on an SGI Origin 2000 computer. 1 Introduction Increasing emphasis is now being placed on the use of predictive computer models for regulatory and cleanup activities associated with groundwater flow and subsurface contaminant transport. Modeling su

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