Immersive virtual reality models can be effectively used in understanding the system behavior. It will also help the students to understand the influences of boundary conditions by reflection. In particular, those systems which are not suitable for laboratory experiment can be handled using virtual reality platform. In this research, groundwater solute transport simulation was developed as a laboratory module. Groundwater system movement takes place beneath ground. Recently, several sites were contaminated due to manmade activities. This complex process is very difficult to understand with varying boundary conditions. If there is an uncertainity associated with the modeling parameters, remedial alternatives planned may be not as effective as expected. Behavior changes under these circumstances can be tackled through a sensitivity analysis and incorporated in virtual 3D. In this study, by varying the hydraulic conductivity systematically in different layers, the possible variations in the groundwater contamination plume movements were examined for different simulation time domains with remedial alternatives.
Usefulness of Virtual 3D Modeling to Visualize the Effect of Uncertain Data in Groundwater Solute Transport
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Viswanathan, C, Zhou, C, Moreland, J, & Guo, S. "Usefulness of Virtual 3D Modeling to Visualize the Effect of Uncertain Data in Groundwater Solute Transport." Proceedings of the ASME 2011 World Conference on Innovative Virtual Reality. ASME 2011 World Conference on Innovative Virtual Reality. Milan, Italy. June 27–29, 2011. pp. 351-355. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/WINVR2011-5584
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