New Technology for Smarter and Easier Groundwater Modeling
Adaptive Groundwater is a software program which uses highly-scalable, three-dimensional numerical code for high-resolution simulation of groundwater flow and solute transport problems. Dynamic adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) and multi-threading are used to automatically generate unstructured grids to handle multiple scales of flow and transport processes.
Also see Striplog, borehole log plotting
This is done by translating and adding/ removing telescoping levels of progressively finer subgrids during simulation.
With Adaptive Groundwater you can:
- Quickly create three-dimensional flow and transport models
- Significantly reduce model development cost
- Develop very large, high-resolution regional models
- More accurately and efficiently compute hydraulic head and solute concentration solutions (grid refinement is automatically added in regions of high head and/or concentration gradients)
- Quickly change the grid resolution by simply varying the number of AMR levels
- Accurately simulate thin and highly-stratified plumes (the higher-order Eulerian-Lagrangian transport solution significantly reduces numerical dispersion)
- Take advantage of multiple-core processors
- Use much larger time steps when simulating advection-dominated transport
- Reduce computational effort (the simulation time step is automatically adjusted based on the velocity field and cell sizes
- Visually monitor simulation progress during model runs