- Solutions of surface and subsurface flow and transport problems commonly found in the environmental field.
- Modeling strategies include analogs, percolation models, statistical models, as well as mathematical process-oriented models that can be solved analytically or numerically.
Course Time and Location
- Tuesday, 2:00 - 4:45 pm
- GGY Building (somewhere...)
- 25% Weekly Assignments
- 25% Midterm Project (due Week 8)
- 25% Final Project (due Week 15)
- 25% Class Participation
Academic Honesty and Plagiarism
- All academic work must meet the standards contained in the University's academic honesty policy (see A Culture of Honesty).
- All students are responsible for informing themselves about those standards before performing any academic work.
- The penalties for academic dishonesty are severe (see Sanctions for Dishonesty), and ignorance is not an acceptable defense.
- What is a model?
- Modeling in environmental management
- The modeling process
- Analog models
- Scale models
- Process analogs
- Network models
- Nodes and bonds
- Entities and relationships
- Statistical models
- Linear regression (ordinary least squares)
- Time series analysis
- Correlation analysis
- Mathematical models
- Equilibrium models (e.g., fugacity)
- ODEs: First-order rate reactions
- PDEs: Advection and streamlines
- PDEs: Diffusion and dispersion
- Model requirements
- Material properties
- Initial and boundary conditions
- Solving differential equations
- Analytic solvers (Laplace transform)
- Finite difference equation
- Finite element equation
- Integral formulation
- Cauchy's integral theorem
- Boundary element method
- Analytic element method