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By the time you read this, I will have celebrated my 41st anniversary as a member of the American Nuclear Society. In thinking about this time, I find myself realizing that I have never been part of anything else (besides my immediate family) for as long. I joined ANS when I started graduate school and have been an active member ever since. In that time, I have worked for several employers, been active in other professional and social organizations, lived in four different states, and worked on projects that have taken me all over the world—but my ties to ANS and the people I have met here have been the most influential I have ever known. In thinking about this, I can only come to one conclusion: there is something special about ANS. Is it the technology? The people? For me, it is both.
Steven F. Ashby, Robert D. Falgout
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 124 | Number 1 | September 1996 | Pages 145-159
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.13182/NSE96-A24230
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The numerical simulation of groundwater flow through heterogeneous porous media is discussed. The focus is on the performance of a parallel multigrid preconditioner for accelerating convergence of conjugate gradients, which is used to compute the pressure head. The numerical investigation considers the effects of boundary conditions, coarse grid solver strategy, increasing the grid resolution, enlarging the domain, and varying the geostatistical parameters used to define the subsurface realization. Scalability is also examined. The results were obtained using the ParFlow groundwater flow simulator on the CRAY T3D massively parallel computer.