Use of numerical sparsity in a groundwater quality management model

Christopher M. Mansfield*, Christine A. Shoemaker, Lizhi Liao

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The use of numerical sparsity in a non-linear optimal control model as it is applied to the pump and treat remediation of groundwater problems is developed. The control model selects the least cost combination of pumping rates and well locations to achieve specified cleanup goals at a specified time horizon, based on the predictions of a finite element simulation model; this is a computationally intensive problem. This research focused on the use of the numerical sparsity arising from the finite element model within the optimization procedure to reduce the overall computational demands of solving the problem.

Original languageEnglish
Pages868-870
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 1995
EventProceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference on Integrated Water Resources Planning for the 21st Century - Cambridge, MA, USA
Duration: 7 May 199511 May 1995

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference on Integrated Water Resources Planning for the 21st Century
CityCambridge, MA, USA
Period7/05/9511/05/95

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Engineering(all)

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