Accession Number : ADA331229

Title :   Demonstration of a Three-Dimensional Numerical Groundwater Flow and Transport Simulation in Savannah River Site, South Carolina

Descriptive Note : Final rept

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS COASTAL HYDRAULICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Hsieh, Bernard B. ; Zakikhani, Mansour ; Martin, William D.

PDF Url : ADA331229

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : A numerical simulation of a site at the Savannah River Site is presented to demonstrate the GMS/FEMWATER capabilities. Tritium was selected as the chemical of concern for the transport simulation. Effects of the hydrogeologic parameters such as infiltration and pumping on the flow and tritium transport were investigated. The highly irregular geometry of the site resulted in a slow numerical convergence of the flow simulations. The initial conditions of the flow and mass of the tritium were crucial to this demonstration. The future modeling of the site should include a detailed mesh system, sufficient hydrogeologic and chemical data, and incorporation of a parameter estimation technique.

Descriptors :   *GROUND WATER, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, WATER FLOW, SOUTH CAROLINA, THREE DIMENSIONAL FLOW, TRITIUM.

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE