Optimal Control of Confined Ground-Water
Finite Element Method
Finite Element and Dynamic Linear Programming Method
The finite element and dynamic linear programming method (the FE & DLP method) is applied to confined aquifer management. The FE & DLP method has been developed by combining the finite element method with dynamic linear programming in order to optimize transient partial differential systems. It predicts the optimum number of wells, their locations, and the rates of pumping needed to maintain ground-water levels. An efficient computational algorithm of the FE & DLP method in confined aquifer management is developed in order to save computer time and memory. The algorithm makes it possible to solve large scale transient problems in confined aquifer management.
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