Posted Tue, 19 Feb 2013 22:26:28 GMT by Mahmoud KHALIL
I have the following problem, a coastal aquifer composed of 3 layers. By using 2D vertical projection option of FEFlow, can I simulate the development of freshwater-seawater interface from the first layer to the successive stages of second and third layers. If it is possible to do that what is the type of mesh that must be developed and how can I divide or add the second and third layers to the first one. Also, I have a series of sea-level fluctuation history at each layer, so how can I model this for each layer. Any suggestions
Thank You for help
Posted Mon, 04 Mar 2013 20:38:14 GMT by
your description is unclear
Posted Tue, 19 Mar 2013 04:24:33 GMT by Jarrah Muller Civil Engineer
Yes, you can model first in 2D, but it will be simplified. You need to decide what parameters of the three layers are most appropriate to use in your 2D model.

If you decide that a simplified model isn't close enough to reality, then yes, you can add layers to make it 3D. Read this [url=][/url]

You will apply the seawater variations as a varying head boundary referencing a power function. [url=][/url]

Once you have that sorted out, you could think about adding mass transport and density dependent calculations to look at the seawater interface. Have a read of the relevant sections of the manual when you get up to that part of your modelling. But make sure you get the model geometry and hydraulics working first.

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