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Title:
ASYMPTOTIC PROPERTIES OF MASS TRANSPORT IN RANDOM POROUS MEDIA.
Author:
WINTER, C. LARRABEE.
Issue Date:
1982
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Suppose C(x,t) is the concentration at position x in Rᵈ and time t > 0 of a solute which is diffusing in some medium. If on a local scale the dispersion of the solute is governed by a constant dispersion matrix, 1/2(δ²), and a random velocity field, V(x), then C satisfies a convection-diffusion equation with random coefficients, (DIAGRAM, TABLE OR GRAPHIC OMITTED...PLEASE SEE DAI) (1). Usually V(x) is taken to be μ + εU(x) where μ ε Rᵈ, U(x) is a given stationary random field with mean zero, and ε > 0 is a dimensionless parameter which measures the variability of V(x). Hydrological experiments suggest that on a regional scale the diffusion is classically Fickian with effective diffusion matrix D(ε) and drift velocity α(ε). Thus for large scales (DIAGRAM, TABLE OR GRAPHIC OMITTED...PLEASE SEE DAI) (2) is satisfied by the solute concentration. Here τ and χ are respectively time and space measured on large scales. It is natural to investigate the relation of the large scale coefficients D and α to the statistical properties of V(x). To relate (1) to (2)--and thus to approximate D(ε) and α(ε)--it is necessary to rescale t and x and average over the distribution of V. It can then be shown that the transition form (1) to (2) is equivalent to (DIAGRAM, TABLE OR GRAPHIC OMITTED...PLEASE SEE DAI) (3) where A = (∇•δ²∇)/2 + √nμ• ∇ and B(U) = √nU(√nx) • ∇. By expanding each side of (3) estimates of D(ε) and α(ε) can be obtained. The estimates have the form (DIAGRAM, TABLE OR GRAPHIC OMITTED...PLEASE SEE DAI) (4). Both D₂ and α₂ depend on the power spectrum of U. Analysis shows that in at least the case of incompressible fluids D₂ is positive definite. In one dimensional transport α₂ < 0, hence α(k) < μ(k) through second order.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Fluid dynamics -- Mathematical models.; Hydrologic models.; Groundwater -- Pollution -- Mathematical models.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Applied Mathematics; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleASYMPTOTIC PROPERTIES OF MASS TRANSPORT IN RANDOM POROUS MEDIA.en_US
dc.creatorWINTER, C. LARRABEE.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWINTER, C. LARRABEE.en_US
dc.date.issued1982en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractSuppose C(x,t) is the concentration at position x in Rᵈ and time t > 0 of a solute which is diffusing in some medium. If on a local scale the dispersion of the solute is governed by a constant dispersion matrix, 1/2(δ²), and a random velocity field, V(x), then C satisfies a convection-diffusion equation with random coefficients, (DIAGRAM, TABLE OR GRAPHIC OMITTED...PLEASE SEE DAI) (1). Usually V(x) is taken to be μ + εU(x) where μ ε Rᵈ, U(x) is a given stationary random field with mean zero, and ε > 0 is a dimensionless parameter which measures the variability of V(x). Hydrological experiments suggest that on a regional scale the diffusion is classically Fickian with effective diffusion matrix D(ε) and drift velocity α(ε). Thus for large scales (DIAGRAM, TABLE OR GRAPHIC OMITTED...PLEASE SEE DAI) (2) is satisfied by the solute concentration. Here τ and χ are respectively time and space measured on large scales. It is natural to investigate the relation of the large scale coefficients D and α to the statistical properties of V(x). To relate (1) to (2)--and thus to approximate D(ε) and α(ε)--it is necessary to rescale t and x and average over the distribution of V. It can then be shown that the transition form (1) to (2) is equivalent to (DIAGRAM, TABLE OR GRAPHIC OMITTED...PLEASE SEE DAI) (3) where A = (∇•δ²∇)/2 + √nμ• ∇ and B(U) = √nU(√nx) • ∇. By expanding each side of (3) estimates of D(ε) and α(ε) can be obtained. The estimates have the form (DIAGRAM, TABLE OR GRAPHIC OMITTED...PLEASE SEE DAI) (4). Both D₂ and α₂ depend on the power spectrum of U. Analysis shows that in at least the case of incompressible fluids D₂ is positive definite. In one dimensional transport α₂ < 0, hence α(k) < μ(k) through second order.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectFluid dynamics -- Mathematical models.en_US
dc.subjectHydrologic models.en_US
dc.subjectGroundwater -- Pollution -- Mathematical models.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineApplied Mathematicsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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dc.identifier.oclc682971002en_US
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