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ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH BRIEF : ANALYTIC ELEMENT MODELING OF GROUND-WATER FLOW AND HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING
Haitjema, H. M., V. A. Kelson, AND K. H. Luther. ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH BRIEF : ANALYTIC ELEMENT MODELING OF GROUND-WATER FLOW AND HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/S-00/001 (NTIS PB2000-107425), 2000.
Several advances in the analytic element method have been made to enhance its performance and facilitate three-dimensional ground-water flow modeling in a regional aquifer setting. First, a new public domain modular code (ModAEM) has been developed for modeling ground-water flow on a regional scale by use of the AEM method. Second, new algorithms were developed, coded, and tested to expand an earlier solution to a partially penetrating well in a confined aquifer to cases of unconfined flow. The new 3D solution is suitable for embedding in a Dupuit-Forchheimer model based on the analytic element method. However, the 3D solution is mathematically involved and computationally demanding; it has not been included in ModAEM.