Computational Aspect of Ground-Water Management

  • Tanehiro Futagami
  • Hiroyuki Ogata
Conference paper


In recent years, a great deal of research work of distributed parameter control systems has been carried out by scientists and enginers.

By combining the boundary element method with linear programming, the boundary element and linear programming method (the BE&LP method) has been developed and systematized in order to solve distributed parameter control systems.

In this paper an efficient computational algorithm of the BE&LP method for optimal control problems of ground — water management in steady — state confined aquifer is studied by noting its special structures. The BE&LP method utilizes the advantages of established numerical techniques of both the boundary element method and linear programming. The tractability in both the boundary conditions and the complicated equality or inequality constraints makes sure that the method becomes a powerful technique for various problems of optimal control and design in distributed parameter systems.


Boundary Element Boundary Element Method Inequality Constraint Simplex Method Distribute Parameter System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tanehiro Futagami
    • 1
  • Hiroyuki Ogata
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringHiroshima Institute of Technology MiyakeItsukaichi, Saeki, HiroshimaJapan

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