Discussions of a 3D Numerical Simulation of Transient Regional Groundwater Flow and Transport

by Bernard B. Hsieh, (M.ASCE),
Mansour Zakikhani,
William D. Martin,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: North American Water and Environment Congress & Destructive Water


A 3D numerical model of a groundwater flow and transport was developed to study the movement of radionuclides in the Savannah River Nuclear Site, South Carolina. The modeling effort has been done in a regional scale. This paper describes a procedure for selecting of the stationary and steady-state hydrologic boundaries, initial condition, and mesh development. The developed systematic procedures may be used to improve numerical efficiency and accuracy for a long-term transient flow and transport simulation. The results of this study also may be used for detailed modeling of the site with the specific management considerations.

Subject Headings: Three-dimensional models | Numerical models | Groundwater flow | Transient flow | Numerical analysis | Flow simulation | Transport phenomena | South Carolina | United States

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