A 1-D Saltwater Intrusion Program on the IBM-PC

by Dinshaw N. Contractor, Univ of Arizona, Dep of Civil, Engineering & Engineering, Mechanics, Tucson, AZ, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulics and Hydrology in the Small Computer Age


A one-dimensional finite element program has been developed for use on the IBM-PC as an aid to teaching groundwater hydrology to students. The program uses linear elements and the Galerkin weighted-residual method to form the global matrix. A variety of boundary conditions can be applied. Groundwater flow problems without any saltwater can also be studied. Students can use the program to learn several important concepts in groundwater flow and numerical analysis.

Subject Headings: Salt water | Groundwater flow | Finite element method | Students | Water resources | One-dimensional flow | Engineering education | Computer software

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