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Analysis Of Solute Transport Through Saturated Porous Aquifer Using Dual Reciprocity Boundary Element Method

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BE960581

Volume

14

Pages

10

Published

1996

Size

813 kb

Author(s)

N. Amoah, P. Morin & G. Sabin

Abstract

This paper presents a 2-D boundary element model for contaminant migration through saturated subsurface media based on the Dual Reciprocity Method (DRM). An alternative formulation in the application of the DRM has been employed which avoids differentiation of the approximation function. The method has been applied to three different contaminant transport problems: a patch source; a continuous point source; and an instantaneous point source. Results from the numerical model compare very well with the analytical solutions. Furthermore, the method has been used to solve two well documented benchmark problems. The results were compared with three widely used numerical solution schemes; the finite element method, the method of characteristics an

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