GW flow&cont.transp

On this page you may find some information about the Course GW Flow and Contaminant Transport Modeling and also for the PGE course Geothermal systemns and Contaminant transport. You may freely download any material and use it using correct citation! Thank You!

Please read the followings about the course: gw_modeling_specs_2019.pdf

Course time schedule: timesched_2019.pdf

Course completion:

To complete the course students should complete several homeworks and should pass an exam consists of a stand-alone building of a model of a hydraulic or transport problem. 
Please search for the menu SW & Literature to download software needed and some additional readings.  

Homeworks (deadline: last Monday of the semester, take care on submitting HWs both printed and digital forms as written in the tasks' description!) 

HW1 (for HgE, EnvE and PGE students): hw1_2019.pdf

HW2 (for HgE, EnvE and PGE students): hw2_2019.pdf datafile:

HW3 (for HgE, EnvE and PGE students): hw3_2019.pdf

HW4 (for HgE and EnvE students): hw4_2019.pdf

HW5 (for HgE and EnvE students): hw5_2019.pdf  datasets:


Additional readings:

In case you are more deeply interested in modeling I suggest you the books of Wen-Hsing Chiang and Prof. Kinzelbach:

Kinzelbach, W., 1986. Groundwater Modelling - An introduction with sample programs in BASIC. Elsevier. ISBN 0-444-42582-9.

Chiang, Wen-Hsing, Kinzelbach, Wolfgang: 3D-Groundwater Modeling with PMWIN A Simulation System for Modeling Groundwater Flow and Pollution, Springer, 2003

Other good/recommended readings:

Andersen P. F., 1993. A manual of instructional problems for the U.S.G.S. MODFLOW model.

Center for Subsurface Modeling Support. EPA/600/R-93/010.

Anderson, M. P. and W. W. Woessner, 1991. Applied groundwater modeling: simulation of flow
and advective transport. 381 pp. Academic Press, San Diego, CA.

Bear, J., 1972. Dynamics of fluids in porous media. American Elsevier Pub. Co., New York.

Bear, J., 1979. Hydraulics of Groundwater, McGraw-Hill, N.Y., 569 p.

Bear, J. and A, Verruijt, 1987. Modeling groundwater flow and pollution, D. Reidel Publishing, Dordrecht, Holland.

Fetter, C.W. 1994. Applied Hydrogeology, 3rd Edition. Macmillan College, New York, 691 pp.

Freeze, R. A. and J. A. Cherry. 1979. Groundwater. Prentice-Hall, Inc. Englewood Cliffs, New

Some presentations about general issues concerning modeling aspecially GW flow modeling: 




Manual of the freeware code: pm5_jobb.pdf 

Ancient homeworks (absolete, stored here due to technical reasons only)

HW1 for semester 2017/18/II: 


hw2.pdf Dataset:


hw4.pdf Well record translated: well_description_translated.pdf (Updated version!)