Vol.1, No.3, 2000, pp.107-116, doi:10.3970/cmes.2000.001.409
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An Inverse Boundary Element Method for Determining the Hydraulic Conductivity in Anisotropic Rocks
  • R. Mustata1, S. D. Harris2, L. Elliott1, D. Lesnic1, D. B. Ingham1
Department of Applied Mathematics University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK, Tel: +44 (0)113 233 5113.
Rock Deformation Research, School of Earth Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK, Tel: +44 (0)113 233 5252.
Abstract
An inverse boundary element method is developed to characterise the components of the hydraulic conductivity tensor K of anisotropic materials. Surface measurements at exposed boundaries serve as additional input to a Genetic Algorithm (GA) using a modified least squares functional that minimises the difference between observed and BEM-predicted boundary pressure and/or hydraulic flux measurements under current hydraulic conductivity tensor component estimates.
Keywords
Boundary Element Method, Genetic Algorithms, inverse problems, anisotropy, hydraulic conductivity.
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Mustata, R., Harris, S. D., Elliott, L., Lesnic, D., Ingham, D. B. (2000). An Inverse Boundary Element Method for Determining the Hydraulic Conductivity in Anisotropic Rocks. CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 1(3), 107–116.
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