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Modelling flow through unsaturated zones: Sensitivity to unsaturated soil properties

Prasad, Hari KS and Kumar, Mohan MS and Sekhar, M (2001) Modelling flow through unsaturated zones: Sensitivity to unsaturated soil properties. In: Sadhana, 26 (6). pp. 517-528.

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Abstract

A numerical model to simulate moisture flow through unsaturated zones is developed using the finite element method, and is validated by comparing the model results with those available in the literature. The sensitivities of different processes such as gravity drainage and infiltration to the variations in the unsaturated soil properties are studied by varying the unsaturated parameters \alpha and n over a wide range. The model is also applied to predict moisture contents during a field internal drainage test.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Keywords: Unsaturated zone;capillary fringe;finite element method.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:48
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/15504

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