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Blair

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Run models in parallel to compare outputs
« on: November 14, 2013, 05:17:04 am »
I'm not sure how straightforward this would be to implement, but it would be extremely beneficial if it were possible to run two models in tandem, to evaluate the influence of a boundary condition or parameter change.

This would normally require running two models, e.g. a "base case" or "null scenario" and a proposed scenario with pumping, mining, etc. The trouble is that setting up these models can be a tedious process, especially if these need to be defined multiple times during sensitivty/predictive uncertainty analysis. There are other issues such as inconsistent time steps between models.

Could FEFLOW be developed with a function to run two models in parallel (albeit with a change to boundary conditions and/or parameters), and evaluate the differences in results (head, flow etc) between them?

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Re: Run models in parallel to compare outputs
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2013, 05:21:28 am »
It would also be helpful to apply edits to both models at once while maintaining differences between the null and proposed cases...