Global optimum search technique for non-convex groundwater management problems

David W. Watkins, Ximing Cai, Daene C. McKinney

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Abstract

A global optimum search technique is developed for solving groundwater management problems involving contaminant transport. Solving these problems is often complicated by the fact that, due to the presence of nonlinear equality constraints, convergence to the global optimum cannot be guaranteed. The proposed technique relies on linear approximations of some nonlinear terms and decomposition of the overall management problem into flow and transport sub-problems for which globally optimal solutions can be found.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWRPMD 1999
Subtitle of host publicationPreparing for the 21st Century
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
ISBN (Print)0784404305, 9780784404300
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event29th Annual Water Resources Planning and Management Conference, WRPMD 1999 - Tempe, AZ, United States
Duration: Jun 6 1999Jun 9 1999

Publication series

NameWRPMD 1999: Preparing for the 21st Century

Other

Other29th Annual Water Resources Planning and Management Conference, WRPMD 1999
CountryUnited States
CityTempe, AZ
Period6/6/996/9/99

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Watkins, D. W., Cai, X., & McKinney, D. C. (1999). Global optimum search technique for non-convex groundwater management problems. In WRPMD 1999: Preparing for the 21st Century (WRPMD 1999: Preparing for the 21st Century). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). https://doi.org/10.1061/40430(1999)88