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MT3D: A modular three-dimensional transport model

MT3D is a three-dimensional groundwater flow and pollution model that simulates convective and dispersion fluxes as well as chemical reactions of a solute in an aquifer. It may use, depending upon the user choice, either the method of characteristics, a modified version of it, or a mixture of the two. It has been build in a modular fashion so that new modules, taking into account different phenomena, may be easily added to the code.
MT3D can be considered as a three-dimensional extension of MODFLOW, from which it inherits both some computational methods and the overall program structure.

KEYWORDS

area: ground water
objectives: simulation
description: water flow, water quality, method of characteristics, chemical reactive pollutants, three-dimensional domains

SOFTWARE AVAILABILITY

The program is available at:
S.S. Papadopulos & Associates Inc.
12250 Rockville Pike, Suite 290
Rockville, Maryland 20852

AUTHORS

C. Zheng
S.S. Papadopulos & Associates Inc.
12250 Rockville Pike, Suite 290
Rockville, Maryland 20852

REFERENCES

  • Anderson, M.P. 1979. Using models to simulate the movement of contaminants through groundwater flow systems. CRC Critical Rev. Environ. Control., 9(2), p. 97-156.
  • Bear, J.1972. Dynamics of fluids in porous media. Elsevier Scientific Publishing Company. 764 pp.
  • Cheng, R.T., V.Casulli and S.N.Milford. 1984. Eulerian-Lagrangian solution of the convection-dispersion equation in natural coordinates. Water Resour. Res., 20(7), p. 944-952.
  • Goode, D.J. 1990. Particle velocity interpolation in block-centered finite difference groundwater flow models. water resour. res., 26(5), p. 925-940.
  • Neuman, S.P. 1984. Adaptive Eulerian-Lagrangian finite element method for advection- dispersion. Int.J.Numerical Methods in Engineering v. 20, p. 321-337.
  • Yeh, G.T.1990 A Lagrangian-Eulerian method with zoomable hidden fine-mesh approach to solving advection-dispersion equations. Water resour. res., 26(6), p. 1133-1144.

 

 

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