Free Surface Flow in Homogeneous Porous Medium

by R.J.M. DeWiest,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1961, Vol. 87, Issue 4, Pg. 181-220

Document Type: Journal Paper


Damping of unsteady flow through dam or levee with horizontal underdrain, when head behind it is raised considerably, is treated analytically and tested in Hele-Shaw model; slow and rapid rises from low level to final full level are considered; numerical examples; analytical and experimental results compare well.

Subject Headings: Porous media flow | Free surfaces | Overland flow | Free flow | Homogeneity | Damping | Unsteady flow | Dams

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