The Analytic Element Method and supporting GIS geodatabase model

D. R. Steward, P. Le Grand, E. A. Bernard

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Abstract

This manuscript presents an overview of the Analytic Element Method, and illustrates how this mathematical technique is ideally suited to utilization within a GIS geodatabase model. The Analytic Element Method contains a set of analytic elements that exactly satisfy the governing partial differential equation and represent flow associated with a point, line or polygon. Elements are superimposed to simulate local and regional flow within an infinite domain. A GIS geodatabase model is presented here, which organizes spatial data in a vector format that relates directly to analytic elements. Scripts have been developed to automate the creation of groundwater models from the GIS geodatabase using the computer model MLAEM (Multi-Layer Analytic Element Model). An example is presented to illustrate the efficacy of this approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBoundary Elements XXVII
Subtitle of host publicationIncorporating Electrical Engineering and Electromagnetics, BEM XXVII
EditorsA. Kassab, C.A. Brebbia, E. Divo, P. Poljak
Pages187-195
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2005
Event27th World Conference on Boundary Elements and Other Mesh Reduction Methods, BEM XXVII - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Mar 15 2005Mar 17 2005

Publication series

NameWIT Transactions on Modelling and Simulation
ISSN (Print)1746-4064

Conference

Conference27th World Conference on Boundary Elements and Other Mesh Reduction Methods, BEM XXVII
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period03/15/0503/17/05

Keywords

  • Analytic Element Method
  • GIS
  • Geodatabase
  • Geographic Information System
  • Ground water
  • Groundwater

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