Meshless methods in contaminant hydrology

H. W. Reeves*, B. Moran

*Corresponding author for this work

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Meshfree methods show tremendous potential for computations involving the evolution of interfaces and fronts. These methods may be ideally suited for simulation of fluid flow in the subsurface and contaminant transport in complex systems where sharp fronts and steep gradients are common. Meshfree methods also eliminate many problems associated with grid generation inherent in most traditional finite element and finite difference approaches. A CAD-like or GIS-based description of an aquifer system can be used to readily develop an appropriate computational grid for meshless methods. In this paper, one particular method, the Natural Element Method, is discussed and some results of application to a contaminant transport problem are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputational methods in water resources - Volume 2 - Computational methods,surface water systems and hydrology
EditorsL.R. Bentley, J.F. Sykes, C.A. Brebbia, W.G. Gray, G.F. Pinder, L.R. Bentley, J.F. Sykes, C.A. Brebbia, W.G. Gray, G.F. Pinder
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9058091252
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventComputational Methods in Water Resources - Calgary, Canada
Duration: Jun 25 2000Jun 29 2000


OtherComputational Methods in Water Resources

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • General Engineering
  • General Environmental Science


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