WIT Press


Optimum Aquifer Management By Genetic Algorithm And Boundary Element Method

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BE950521

Volume

10

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

793 kb

Author(s)

K. El Harrouni, D. Ouazar, A.H.-D. Cheng & G.A. Walters

Abstract

This paper presents an application of the Boundary Element Method (BEM) coupled with a Simple Genetic Algorithm (SGA) for optimizing pumping in aquifer management problems. The numerical results show that the proposed optimization method is a powerful alternative to exisitng techniques combining mathematical programming with finite element method for the management of ground water resources. Introduction Groundwater is a valuable resource of water. The safe and efficient exploita- tion of an aquifer by pumping through a system of wells is a complex task and is

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