Accession Number : ADA327088

Title :   Review of Cost-Constrained Minimum Runs Algorithm for Response Sensitivity Analysis of the FRACT3DVS Code.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 95-Apr 97,

Corporate Author : BOOZ-ALLEN APPLIED RESEARCH INC ALBUQUERQUE NM

Personal Author(s) : Hardy, Marsh

PDF Url : ADA327088

Report Date : APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Using the multistage design of experiments to perform a limited number of FRACT3DVS computations and stepwise regression, simplified equations are developed to predict the behavior of a funnel and gate system. The four factors included in these equation were identified to be highly significant in predicting behavior of the funnel and gate system. The equations will be useful for evaluating different funnel and gate designs and to make quick predictions in the field (a full FRACT3DVS calculation can take 1-2 days.) The following conclusions assume the accuracy of the FRACT3DVS code and the comprehensiveness of the four parameters and two response measures studied. (1) Collectively, the first three FRACT3DVS parameters, Kaquifer/Kgate, wf/df, 2*wf/wg, are particularly important in predicting the funnel and gate's operation, especially because of the product of wf/df and 2*wf/wg. (2) It is possible to predict the operation of the funnel and gate system for ground pollution treatment with a high degree of accuracy, using a small, fast running code on a PC.

Descriptors :   *AQUIFERS, *GROUND WATER, *HYDRAULIC GATES, ALGORITHMS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, WATER FLOW, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, WATER POLLUTION ABATEMENT, WATER POLLUTION, COMPUTER PROGRAM VERIFICATION.

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE