Multi-resolution adaptive modeling of groundwater flow and transport problems
2007 (English)In: Advances in Water Resources, ISSN 0309-1708, E-ISSN 1872-9657, Vol. 30, 1105-1126 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Many groundwater flow and transport problems, especially those with sharp fronts, narrow transition zones, layers and fingers, require extensive computational resources. In this paper, we present a novel multi-resolution adaptive Fup approach to solve the above mentioned problems. Our numerical procedure is the Adaptive Fup Collocation Method (AFCM), based on Fup basis functions and designed through a method of lines (MOL). Fup basis functions are localized and infinitely differentiable functions with compact support and are related to more standard choices such as splines or wavelets. This method enables the adaptive multi-reso In tion approach to solve problems with different spatial and temporal scales with a desired level of accuracy using the entire family of Fup basis functions. In addition, the utilized collocation algorithm enables the mesh free approach with consistent velocity approximation and flux continuity due to properties of the Fup basis functions. The introduced numerical procedure was tested and verified by a few characteristic groundwater flow and transport problems, the Buckley-Leverett multiphase flow problem, the 1-D vertical density driven problem and the standard 2-D seawater intrusion benchmark-Henry problem. The results demonstrate that the method is robust and efficient particularly when describing sharp fronts and narrow transition zones changing in space and time.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 30, 1105-1126 p.
Fup basis functions, compact support, method of lines, adaptive Fup collocation method, multi-resolution approach, numerical dispersion, groundwater flow and transport problems
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-10644DOI: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2006.10.007ISI: 000246092800006ScopusID: 2-s2.0-33847309618OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-10644DiVA: diva2:222635
QC 201007142009-06-092009-06-092011-08-30Bibliographically approved