A finite volume simulation model for saturated–unsaturated flow and application to Gooburrum, Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia

Liu, Fawang, Anh, Vo V., Turner, Ian W., Bajracharya, Kiran, Huxley, W. J., & Su, Ninghu (2006) A finite volume simulation model for saturated–unsaturated flow and application to Gooburrum, Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia. Applied Mathematical Modelling, 30(4), pp. 352-366.

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In this paper, a two-dimensional control volume finite-element computational model is developed for simulating saltwater intrusion in a heterogeneous coastal alluvial aquifer system at Gooburrum located near Bundaberg in Queensland, Australia. The model consists of a coupled system of two non-linear partial differential equations. The first equation describes the flow of a variable-density fluid, and the second equation describes the transport of dissolved salt via a form of the Fokker–Planck equation. The outcomes of the work demonstrate that transport simulation techniques provide excellent tools for hydraulic investigations even when complex transition zones are involved.

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ID Code: 10479
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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DOI: 10.1016/j.apm.2005.05.007
ISSN: 0307-904X
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Elsevier
Deposited On: 30 Oct 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2016 01:05

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