Optimization and Calibration of Subsurface Flow Models
Optimization and Calibration of Subsurface Flow Models
This effort is supported by
the Army Research Office.
Other support has been from
National Science Foundation
ITR grant 0112542.
Objectives
The objectives of this project are
 to design automatic calibration tools for ground and surface water
models,

to simultaneously design optimization methods and subsurface flow and transport simulators for a variety of subsurface contaminant remediation problems
 to implement the optimizationsimulation combination in a way that
exploits parallelism in both the optimization and simulation,
 to apply the new algorithms to
demonstration problems , and
 to train a generation of students in this multidisciplinary setting.
People
North Carolina State University

PI:
Tim Kelley
(tim_kelley@ncsu.edu)
 PhD Students
 Corey Winton (corey.winton@gmail.com)
 Jill Reese (jpreese@unity.ncsu.edu)
 Alumni

 Dan Finkel
 Katie Fowler
 Chris Kees
 Undergraduate RA
US Army Engineer Research and Development
Center
 Charlie Berger
 Jackie Hallberg
 Stacy Howington
 Chris Kees
University of North Carolina
Rice University
Products
Publications

K. R. Fowler, C. T. Kelley, C. E. Kees, and C. T. Miller
A Hydraulic Capture Application for Optimal Remeidation Design,
Proceedings of Computational Methods in Water Resources XV,
C. T. Miller, M. W. Farthing, W. G. Gray, and G. F. Pinter, eds,
Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2004,
pp. 11401158.

A. S. Mayer, C. T. Kelley, and C. T. Miller,
Optimal Design for Problems Involving Flow and Transport
Phenomena in Subsurface Systems
Advances in Water Resources, 12, 2002, pp 12331256.
CRSC Tech Reports

CRSCTR0430:
An Adaptive Restart Implementation of DIRECT
D. E. Finkel and C. T. Kelley

CRSCTR0428:
Convergence Analysis of the DIRECT Algorithm
D. E. Finkel and C. T. Kelley

CRSCTR0404:
A Hydraulic Capture Application for Optimal Remeidation Design
K. R. Fowler, C. T. Kelley, C. E. Kees, and C. T. Miller

CRSCTR0308:
Solution of a WellField Design Problem with Implicit Filtering,
K. R. Kavanagh, C. T. Kelley, C. T. Miller, Mark S. C. Reed,
C. E. Kees, Robert W. Darwin,
February, 2003.
to appear in Optimization and Engineering

CRSCTR0133:
Optimal Design for Problems Involving Flow and Transport
Phenomena in Subsurface Systems
A. S. Mayer, C. T. Kelley, and C. T. Miller,
December, 2001
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Last modified: July 23, 2006