SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1996

Verification Tests for Contaminant Transport Codes


The importance of verifying contaminant transport codes and the techniques that may be used in this verification process are discussed. Commonly used contaminant transport codes are characterized as belonging to one of several types or classes of solution, such as analytic, finite layer, boundary element, finite difference and finite element. Both the level of approximation and the solution methodology should be verified for each contaminant transport code. One powerful method that may be used in contaminant transport code verification is cross-checking (benchmarking) with other codes. This technique is used to check the results of codes from one solution class with the results of codes from another solution class. In this paper cross-checking is performed for three classes of solution; these are, analytic, finite layer, and finite element.

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Rowe, RK
University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
Nadarajah, P
University of Western Ontario, Canada
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Developed by Committee: D18
Pages: 173–186
DOI: 10.1520/STP38385S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5563-3
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-2021-1