ANSAEM models can include vertical or horizontal pumping/injection wells and zones with various recharge or hydraulic property rates.
One important advantage of analytic element methods is that they do not require fine grid/mesh discretisation, while still permitting to model local features (such as ponds, dams, wells) in regional models.
Predicted hydraulic heads can be used for delineation of WHPA zones or contaminant transport modelling using particle tracking.
ANSAEM simulations are conducted using computer code SPLIT with GNU licence. SPLIT was developed by Igor Jankovic, Buffalo University Simulations (Bandilla K., Suribhatla R., Janković I. Split. “Win32 computer program for analytic-based modeling of single-layer groundwater flow in heterogeneous aquifers with particle tracking, capture-zone delineation, and parameter estimation. Version 3.0.” Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering University of Buffalo. 2005)