In general the transport of dissolved substances and fine suspended particles is governed by the one-dimensional advection-dispersion equation. In order to model the transport of dissolved substances and fine suspended particles, the advection-dispersion equation is incorporated into commonly used urban drainage modelling tools such as InfoWorks CS (Wallingford Software, United Kingdom) and MOUSE (DHI Software, Denmark). Two examples show the use of InfoWorks CS and MOUSE using standard model settings. Modelling results using tracer experiments show that numerical model parameters need to be altered in order to calibrate the model. Using tracer experiments as a model calibration tool, it is shown that a non-negligible amount of dispersion is generated by InfoWorks CS and MOUSE and that it is in fact the numerical dispersion that is calibrated.
Advection-dispersion modelling tools: what about numerical dispersion?
R. Bouteligier, G. Vaes, J. Berlamont, C. Flamink, J.G. Langeveld, F. Clemens; Advection-dispersion modelling tools: what about numerical dispersion?. Water Sci Technol 1 August 2005; 52 (3): 19–27. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2005.0057
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