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A chaotic dynamical approach to simulate heterogeneous groundwater flow movement

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DOI: 10.23977/iccsc.2017.1008


Zhang Cun, Zhang Wenxian, Li Yuqing

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Zhang Cun


The objective of this study was to simulate the groundwater flow movement using a chaotic dynamical approach. The relationship between the actual flow velocity and the mean velocity was described using a random cascade model with branching number of 2. Results showed that the heterogeneous groundwater flow movement meets the criteria of a nonlinear dynamic system. The use of nonlinear dynamic method improved the accuracy of predicting groundwater flow process using convectional volume averaged Darcy’s law.


chaotic dynamical approach, groundwater flow, numerical simulation, heterogeneous aquifer.

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