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HT2DINV: A 2D forward and inverse code for steady-state and transient hydraulic tomography problems

Abstract : Hydraulic tomography is a technique used to characterize the spatial heterogeneities of storativity and transmissivity fields. The responses of an aquifer to a source of hydraulic stimulations are used to recover the features of the estimated fields using inverse techniques. We developed a 2D free source Matlab package for performing hydraulic tomography analysis in steady state and transient regimes. The package uses the finite elements method to solve the ground water flow equation for simple or complex geometries accounting for the anisotropy of the material properties. The inverse problem is based on implementing the geostatistical quasi-linear approach of Kitanidis combined with the adjoint-state method to compute the required sensitivity matrices. For undetermined inverse problems, the adjoint-state method provides a faster and more accurate approach for the evaluation of sensitivity matrices compared with the finite differences method. Our methodology is organized in a way that permits the end-user to activate parallel computing in order to reduce the computational burden. Three case studies are investigated demonstrating the robustness and efficiency of our approach for inverting hydraulic parameters.
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a Soueid Ahmed, Abderrahim Jardani, A Revil, Jean-Paul Dupont. HT2DINV: A 2D forward and inverse code for steady-state and transient hydraulic tomography problems. Computers & Geosciences, Elsevier, 2015, 85, pp.36--44. ⟨10.1016/j.cageo.2015.08.009⟩. ⟨hal-01742270⟩



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