Mathematical and Laboratory Modeling of Transport in Partially Saturated Soils

by George P. Korfiatis, Stevens Inst of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, USA,
Alexander C. Demetracopoulos, Stevens Inst of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


The salient features of a two dimensional flow and solute transport model in partially saturated soils are presented. A Galerkin finite element approach for the numerical solution of the equations is described. A laboratory study aimed to collect data on two dimensional movement of a conservative tracer for calibration and verification of the numerical model is presented and a method used for measuring the solute concentration time history is discussed.

Subject Headings: Saturated soils | Two-dimensional models | Mathematics | Mathematical models | Numerical models | Soil water | Hydrologic models | Finite element method

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