Groundwater Management by Linear Programming
Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Civil & Environmental Engineering
A. Osman Akan
Franklin S. Tirsh
William A. Drewry
Call Number for Print
Special Collections LD4331.E54S69
Three hydraulic optimization models are developed. These models combine the finite difference equations of two-dimensional groundwater flow in composite aquifers with various linear programming techniques. The hydraulic submodel employed in these hydraulic optimization models is so versatile that it accounts for time varying pumpage, leaky artesian conditions, a variety of boundary conditions, induced infiltrations from streams or rivers, and conversion from artesian to water table conditions. The objective of submodel 1 is to maximize the total hydraulic head from pumping wells at the end of a study period. The objective of submodel 2 is the same as submodel 1, but it employs a stepwise optimization procedure. The objective of submodel 3 is to maximize the total discharge from pumping wells. Comparison of results from submodels 1 and 2, as applied to various hypothetical aquifer conditions, shows that the stepwise optimization procedure is satisfactory. Also, submodels 2 and 3 are applied to the Eastern Shore of Virginia aquifer to illustrate the use of groundwater management schemes in real-life aquifer situations.
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"Groundwater Management by Linear Programming"
(1984). Master of Science (MS), Thesis, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/rzcx-n311