An unstructured mesh finite volume method for modelling saltwater intrusion into coastal aquifers

Liu, Fawang, Turner, Ian, & Anh, Vo (2002) An unstructured mesh finite volume method for modelling saltwater intrusion into coastal aquifers. Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computing, 9(2), pp. 391-407.

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In this paper, a two-dimensional finite volume unstructured mesh method (FVUM) based on a triangular background interpolation mesh is developed for analysing the evolution of the saltwater intrusion into single and multiple coastal aquifer systems. The model formulation consists of a ground-water flow equation and a salt transport equation. These coupled and non-linear partial differential equations are transformed by FVUM into a system of differential/algebraic equations, which is solved using backward differentiation formulas of order one through five. Simulation results are compared with previously published solutions where good agreement is observed.

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ID Code: 22088
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Finite volume - unstructured mesh - transient simulation - saltwater intrusion - upstream weighting - differential/algebraic system
DOI: 10.1007/BF03021549
ISSN: 1598-5865
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (010000) > APPLIED MATHEMATICS (010200)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Deposited On: 17 Jun 2009 13:05
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2011 13:20

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