Code: 15VSBP Numerical Simulation of Complex Environmental Processes
Lecturer: doc. Mgr. Dušan Vopálka CSc. Weekly load: 1+1 Completion: EX
Department: 14115 Credits: 2 Semester: W
Definition of the environmental system, modelling procedure, multicompartment analysis, verification and validation. Methods of determination of submodels parameters. Chosen methods of solution of ordinary and partial differential equation. Simulations with codes modelling simple and/or complex environmental systems. Practical demonstration and exercise: contaminant sorption on natural materials, modelling population dynamics, speciation and migration codes.
1. Physical and mathematical models, models as a management tool, models as a scientific tool
2. System, types of behaviour: dynamic, chaotic, catastrophic.
3. Basic types of ecological models: "black box" and conceptual models, multicomartment analysis.
4. Overview of basic methods of solution of ordinary and partial differential equations.
5. Computer model, analogy and digital modelling.
6. Verification and validation of computer model, analysis of uncertainty influences.
7. Equilibrium and kinetic models of partial models, fitting of parameters of partial processes.
8. Biological and environmental models of population dynamics.
Seminar contents:
1. Solution of ordinary and partial differential equations
2. Simulation experiments: factor and optimalization modelling.
3. Contaminants sorption on a natural material.
4. Speciation of radionuclides in complex systems.
5. Modelling of diffusion in the GoldSim environment.
6. Migration of radionuclides in the near-field of repositories.
Recommended literature:
Key references:
1. Jorgensen S.E.: Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling, Elsevier, Amsterdam 1988
Recommended references:
1. Grenthe I., Puigdomenech I. (Eds.): Modelling in Aquatic Chemistry, NEA OECD, Paris 1997

Mathematical model, ecological modelling, speciation codes, migration of radionuclides, modelling population dynamics.

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