Hydraulic Optimization

Hydraulic optimization couples simulations of groundwater flow with optimization techniques such as linear and mixed-integer programming. Hydraulic optimization allows all potential combinations of well rates as specific locations to be mathematically evaluated with respect to an objective function (e.g., minimize total pumping) and series of constraints (e.g., the plume must be contained). The hydraulic optimization code quickly determines the best set of well rates, such that the objective function is minimized and all constraints are satisfied.