Predicting Overland Flow and Infiltration

by A. Osman Akan, Old Dominion Univ, Dep of Civil, Engineering, Norfolk, VA, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulics and Hydrology in the Small Computer Age

Abstract:

The kinematic overland flow and the Green-Ampt infiltration equations are coupled and rewritten in terms of several nondimensional parameters. Constant values of these parameters imply hydraulic similarity of an infinite number of different overland flow-infiltration situations. Therefore, the results obtained in terms of these nondimensional parameters can be generalized. A four-point implicit finite difference scheme is employed to solve the governing equations, and the results are presented in chart form.



Subject Headings: Infiltration | Overland flow | Hydraulic models | Parameters (statistics) | Permeability (soil) | Coupling | Hydraulics

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