Probabilistic Analysis for Contaminant Transport in Porous Media with Reliability Analysis Algorithm
A reliability algorithm is used to study the probabilistic behavior of contaminant transport in porous media. Only second moments of uncertain variables are needed; the marginal distribution functions may be specified if available. The approach provides a probability estimate for a specified performance criterion and sensitivity measures for each uncertain variable. Probabilistic analytical results indicate dispersivity can often be defined as a deterministic variable with little influence on the probabilistic outcome; reaction terms must be statistically characterized with care. A numerical probabilistic example indicates spatial correlation ranges for discretized permeabilities may have little influence on the probability.
M. Wu and J. D. Cawlfield, "Probabilistic Analysis for Contaminant Transport in Porous Media with Reliability Analysis Algorithm," Stochastic Hydraulics '92: Proceedings of the Sixth IAHR International Symposium (1992, Taipei, Taiwan), pp. 543-550, National Taiwan University. Department of Civil Engineering, May 1992.
6th International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research Symposium on Stochastic Hydraulics (1992: May 18-20, Taipei, Taiwan)
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Algorithm; Contaminants; Pollutant Transport; Porous Media; Reliability; Stochastic Methods
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