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A Computational Framework for Assessing and Optimizing the Performance of Observational Networks in 4D-Var Data Assimilation
(Virginia Tech, 2013-09-04)
A deep scientific understanding of complex physical systems, such as the atmosphere, can be achieved neither by direct measurements nor by numerical simulations alone. Data assimilation is a rigorous procedure to fuse ...
Fréchet Sensitivity Analysis and Parameter Estimation in Groundwater Flow Models
(Virginia Tech, 2013-05-09)
In this work we develop and analyze algorithms motivated by the parameter estimation problem corresponding to a multilayer aquifer/interbed groundwater flow model. The parameter estimation problem is formulated as an ...
Development of a Design-Based Computational Model of Bioretention Systems
(Virginia Tech, 2013-12-03)
Multiple problems caused by urban runoff have emerged as a consequence to the continuing development of urban areas in recent decades. The increase of impervious land areas can significantly alter watershed hydrology and ...
Analysis, Simulation and Control of Peak Pressure Loads on Low-Rise Structures
(Virginia Tech, 2013-07-30)
Wind storms pose dangerous threats to human lives and are an enormous drain on the economy. Their damage to buildings usually starts with the failure of structural components that are subjected to excessive wind loads. In ...