Modeling Gravity-Driven Fingering in Rough-Walled Fractures Using Modified Percolation Theory
Pore scale invasion percolation theory is modified for imbibition of wetting fluids into fractures. The effects of gravity, local aperture field geometry, and local in-plane air/water...

Applicability of Gabion Dams for the Control and Release of Storm Water Runoff

Investigation of Chloroform Plumes in a Porous Media
A sand box model was used in the laboratory to study the development and stability of the contaminant plume with respect to space and time. Steady, uniform flow velocities were established...

Estimates of Permeability of Porous Materials Using Image Analysis of Cross Sections
We have developed an image processing method for characterizing the pore structure of porous materials such as rock and concrete, to provide a means for understanding the dependence of...

A New Three-Dimensional Modeling Technique for Studying Porous Media
A new three-dimensional technique for modeling the micro-structure of porous media is proposed. On the basis of measurements of characteristics made using thin sections of porous media...

Use of Porous Friction Course to Retard Reflection Cracks in Bituminous Overlays
Porous Friction Courses (PFC) are open-graded, high air void, bituminous mixtures that are applied to pavement surfaces to improve skid resistance. In 1989, PFC was used as an interlayer...

Wetted-Region Structure in Horizontal Unsaturated Fractures: Water Entry Through the Surrounding Porous Matrix

Accounting for Uncertainty in Natural Systems

New Technique to Evaluate the Surface Degradation of Cementaneous Matrix

Characterization of the Topopah Spring and Tiva Canyon Tuffs at Yucca Mountain

Diffusion of Radionuclides in Compacted Bentonite

Flexible Porous Breakwater
This is a theoretical study of the reflection and transmission of linear waves by a flexible, porous and thin beam-like breakwater held fixed in the sea bed. The breakwater is idealized...

Water Wave Generated by a Porous Wavemaker
A vertical porous wavemaker sitting in an infinitely long channel of constant depth is studied. The wavemaker performs horizontal oscillatory motion. A simplified analytical approach for...

Critical Issues Related to a Combined Probabilistic Numerical Analysis of Contaminant Transport in Porous Media
Reliability algorithms provide attractive alternatives to Monte Carlo simulation and stochastic perturbation approaches for probabilistic analysis of contaminant transport in porous media....

Non-Point Source Pollution Due to Runoff Over Sandy Soil

Aerogel—A Transparent, Porous Superinsulator
Silica aerogel is an unusual, transparent, low density, thermally insulating solid useful for a variety of applications. We have been investigating silica aerogel for use in transparent...

Effects of Heterogeneity on Actinide Diffusion Rates in Tuffaceous Rock
The pore structure and mineralogy of Topopah Spring Tuff are heterogeneous on scales less than one cm. This heterogeneity creates spatial variation in transport rates for aqueous actinide...

Effect of Material Heterogeneities on Flow Through Porous Media
Modeling studies were conducted to determine the effects of material heterogeneities on the flow of water through rock. Multiple numerical calculations were made using random variations...

Analysis of Solute Transport in an Intermediate-Scale Unsaturated Flow Experiment
A simplified stochastic model was derived and applied to two unsaturated flow experiments conducted in an intermediate-scale caisson. Parameters for the flow and transport models were...

Theory of Matrix and Fracture Flow Regimes in Unsaturated, Fractured Porous Media
The flow behavior of a two-dimensional, unsaturated fracture-matrix system is characterized by a critical flux qf*...

 

 

 

 

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