Numerical simulation of three-dimensional unsaturated flow in a heterogeneous porous medium

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Title:
Numerical simulation of three-dimensional unsaturated flow in a heterogeneous porous medium
Author:
Barter, Wiliam Hale.
Issue Date:
1995
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
A three-dimensional, numerical simulation of infiltration into a heterogeneous, unsaturated porous medium is presented. The finite-element computer model, MMOC3, for flow in variably saturated media is used for the simulation. The model is constructed using measured lithologic and hydraulic data for an artificial infiltration field experiment which was conducted prior to construction of this model. Measured lithologie and hydraulic data from the field investigation are analyzed and representative data are selected to construct the model. Results for the simulated infiltration behavior are analyzed and compared to the measured infiltration behavior at the field study, over a 21 day period. The results of the model simulation do not satisfactorily reproduce the measured field results. Factors which are probably responsible for this discrepancy are considered, including the adequacy of the measured field data and the effectiveness of the model. Recommendations for future three-dimensional, unsaturated flow modeling are also explored.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Porous materials -- Permeability -- Mathematical models.; Transport theory -- Mathematical models.; Fluid dynamics.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Yeh, Jim

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleNumerical simulation of three-dimensional unsaturated flow in a heterogeneous porous mediumen_US
dc.creatorBarter, Wiliam Hale.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBarter, Wiliam Hale.en_US
dc.date.issued1995en_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.abstractA three-dimensional, numerical simulation of infiltration into a heterogeneous, unsaturated porous medium is presented. The finite-element computer model, MMOC3, for flow in variably saturated media is used for the simulation. The model is constructed using measured lithologic and hydraulic data for an artificial infiltration field experiment which was conducted prior to construction of this model. Measured lithologie and hydraulic data from the field investigation are analyzed and representative data are selected to construct the model. Results for the simulated infiltration behavior are analyzed and compared to the measured infiltration behavior at the field study, over a 21 day period. The results of the model simulation do not satisfactorily reproduce the measured field results. Factors which are probably responsible for this discrepancy are considered, including the adequacy of the measured field data and the effectiveness of the model. Recommendations for future three-dimensional, unsaturated flow modeling are also explored.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshPorous materials -- Permeability -- Mathematical models.en_US
dc.subject.lcshTransport theory -- Mathematical models.en_US
dc.subject.lcshFluid dynamics.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairYeh, Jimen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHarter, Thomasen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGuzman, Amadoen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLi, Bailingen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberZhang, Jinqien_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSrivastava, Rajeshen_US
dc.identifier.oclc221356472en_US
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