ASTM International - ASTM D6170-97e1

Standard Guide for Selecting a Ground-Water Modeling Code

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 10 February 1999
Status: historical
Page Count: 19
ICS Code (Water of natural resources): 13.060.10
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1.1 This guide covers a systematic approach to the determination of the requirements for and the selection of computer codes used in a ground-water modeling project. Due to the complex nature of fluid flow and biotic and chemical transport in the subsurface many different ground-water modeling codes exist, each having specific capabilities and limitations. Furthermore, a wide variety of situations may be encountered in projects where ground-water models are used. Determining the most appropriate code for a particluar application requires a thorough analysis of the problem at hand and the required and available resources, as well as detailed description of the functionality of candidate codes.

1.2 The code selection process described in this guide consists of systematic analysis of project requirements and careful evaluation of the match between project needs and the capabilities of candidate codes. Insufficiently documented capabilities of candidate codes may require additional analysis of code functionality as part of the code selection process. Figs. 1- is provided to assist with the determination of project needs in terms of code capabilities, and, if necessary, to determine code capabilities.

1.3 This guide is one of a series of guides on ground-water modeling codes and their applications, such as Guides D 5447, D 5490, D5609, D5610, D 5611, D 5718 and D 6025.

1.4 This guide offers a series of options and considerations, but does not specify a course of action. It should not be used as a sole criterion or basis of comparison, and does not replace or relieve professional judgment.

1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.6 This guide offers an organized collection of information or a series of options and does not recommend a specific course of action. This document cannot replace education or experience and should be used in conjunction with professional judgment. Not all aspects of this guide may be applicable in all circumstances. This ASTM standard is not intended to represent or replace the standard of care by which the adequacy of a given professional service must be judged, nor should this document be applied without consideration of a project's many unique aspects. The word "Standard" in the title of this document means only that the document has been approved through the ASTM consensus process.

Document History

January 1, 2017
Standard Guide for Selecting a Groundwater Modeling Code
1.1 This guide covers a systematic approach to the determination of the requirements for and the selection of computer codes used in a groundwater modeling project. Due to the complex nature of fluid...
July 1, 2010
Standard Guide for Selecting a Groundwater Modeling Code
1.1 This guide covers a systematic approach to the determination of the requirements for and the selection of computer codes used in a groundwater modeling project. Due to the complex nature of fluid...
May 1, 2004
Standard Guide for Selecting a Ground-Water Modeling Code
1.1 This guide covers a systematic approach to the determination of the requirements for and the selection of computer codes used in a ground-water modeling project. Due to the complex nature of...
ASTM D6170-97e1
February 10, 1999
Standard Guide for Selecting a Ground-Water Modeling Code
1.1 This guide covers a systematic approach to the determination of the requirements for and the selection of computer codes used in a ground-water modeling project. Due to the complex nature of...
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