Differential quadrature solution for one-dimensional aquifer flow

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Kaya B., Arısoy Y.

Mathematical and Computational Applications, vol.16, no.2, pp.524-534, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3390/mca16020524
  • Journal Name: Mathematical and Computational Applications
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.524-534
  • Keywords: Confined aquifer, Differential Quadrature Method, One-Dimensional Flow, Unconfined Aquifer
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Differential Quadrature Method (DQM) has been applied to the solution of aquifer flow problems. Three examples from of each of the three one-dimensional aquifer flow equation problems, a confined aquifer flow with time dependent boundary conditions, a composite confined aquifer and an unconfined aquifer with seepage, were examined. The results of DQM solution were then compared with the results obtained from analytical solution, the Explicit Finite Differences Method and Implicit Finite Differences Method. Based on the comparison results, it was concluded that the DQM provides similar results but with relatively faster calculation speed, less nodes and memory usage. Copyright © Association for Scientific Research.