1st NUPUS Summer School "Discretization of the groundwater transport equations"

The SRP-NUPUS is organizing a Short Summer School on "Discretization of the groundwater transport equations".

Date: Tuesday, 4th October 2016

Time: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

Place: University of Stuttgart
           Institute for Modelling Hydraulic and Environmental Systems
           Pfaffenwaldring 61
           Seminarroom U1.003 (MultiMediaLab)

Speaker: Prof. Rainer Helmig


Content of lectures:

The course will give an overview of the physical background of transport processes in porous media and aproaches to their numerical solution. The Finite Volume Method will be derived for the 1D groundwater transport equations and then compared to various discretization methods with a discussion of their advantages and disadvantages. The use and the choice of the correct boundary conditions will be addressed, as well as the assessment of stability, computational effort, precision and convergence. Furthermore, a brief introduction to the choice of the grid will be given.

The course is structured as follows:

  • Motivation
  • Continuous and discrete systems
  • Groundwater transport equations
  • Finite Volume Method
  • Structured and unstructured grids
  • Transient problems
  • Stability analysis
  • Conservation of mass