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Title: The Applications of Soft Computing Methods for Seepage Modeling: A Review
Authors: Nourani, Vahid
Behfar, Vazanin
Dąbrowska, Dominika
Zhang, Yongqiang
Keywords: seepagemodeling; groundwater; earthfill dam; soft computing; pre/post-processing; review
Issue Date: 2021
Citation: "Water" (2021), Vol. 13, iss. 23, art. no. 3384, s. 1-28
Abstract: In recent times, significant research has been carried out into developing and applying soft computing techniques for modeling hydro-climatic processes such as seepage modeling. It is necessary to properly model seepage, which creates groundwater sources, to ensure adequate management of scarce water resources. On the other hand, excessive seepage can threaten the stability of earthfill dams and infrastructures. Furthermore, it could result in severe soil erosion and consequently cause environmental damage. Considering the complex and nonlinear nature of the seepage process, employing soft computing techniques, especially applying pre-post processing techniques as hybrid methods, such as wavelet analysis, could be appropriate to enhance modeling efficiency. This review paper summarizes standard soft computing techniques and reviews their seepage modeling and simulation applications in the last two decades. Accordingly, 48 research papers from 2002 to 2021 were reviewed. According to the reviewed papers, it could be understood that regardless of some limitations, soft computing techniques could simulate the seepage successfully either through groundwater or earthfill dam and hydraulic structures. Moreover, some suggestions for future research are presented. This review was conducted employing preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses (PRISMA) method.
DOI: 10.3390/w13233384
ISSN: 2073-4441
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