Comparative Evaluation of Groundwater Parameters Simulation by Method of Linear & Quadratic Shape Function

International Journal of Civil Engineering
© 2017 by SSRG - IJCE Journal
Volume 4 Issue 10
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : C. Ukpaka, F. E. Ezeilo
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C. Ukpaka, F. E. Ezeilo, "Comparative Evaluation of Groundwater Parameters Simulation by Method of Linear & Quadratic Shape Function," SSRG International Journal of Civil Engineering, vol. 4,  no. 10, pp. 1-26, 2017. Crossref,


The investigation presented in this article is aimed at evaluating the selected physico-chemical parameters of ground water and the best approach of simulating the selected water quality parameters migration in Sama community water bearing aquifer, comparison were made between linear and quadratic shape function. Approximation of Finite Element Established by Galerkins’s, the linear shape function approximation of finite element approach gives a decrease in the selected physico-chemical parameters as parameters dispersed from a given point to another during the simulation of the One -Dimensional mass transport equation of the groundwater and the result follows an acceptable sequential order as demonstrated in this article while quadratic shape function approximation of finite element results were rising and falling along the considered distances and nodes of interest which do not shows a sound sequential dispersion along the investigated distances.


Simulation, finite element, linear shape function Quadratic shape function.


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