Use of COMSOL as an Educational Tool Through its Application to Ground Water Pollution

A. Modaressi-Farahmand-Razavi[1]
[1]MSS-Mat Laboratory, CNRS, Ecole Centrale Paris, Ch√Ętenay Malabry, France
Published in 2009

Ensuring the quality of underground water and controlling its quantity is of major concern for the population. Therefore, this subject attracts many students from different specialties at different levels of their curriculum. In fact, the pedagogic objectives of the course may be different according to the level or/and interest of the students and COMSOL is used due to its versatility. In this paper, a case study related to a waste disposal is presented. Through a step-by-step approach the students get familiar with the software, the water flow problem, the solute transport, the soil properties and rehabilitation techniques.