Modeling groundwater flow and contaminant transport for practical problems usually involves the application of numerical solution techniques. This usually requires solutions to large systems of algebraic equations, because of the multi-dimensional character of ground water flow and due to the need for high resolution representation of hydraulic and geochemical heterogeneity. Time usually has to be considered as an additional dimension for the computations. The number of computations involved can be quite substantial and solving them on a serial computer can take an unreasonably long time. Parallel computing offers a possibility of reducing the computer time. An example of unstable flow illustrates the improvements in computational efficiency afforded by parallel computing. The overview will show how parallel can be used in other environmental applications.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Paper - American Society of Agricultural Engineers|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1997|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1997 ASAE Annual International Meeting. Part 1 (of 3) - Minneapolis, MN, USA|
Duration: Aug 10 1997 → Aug 14 1997