Analytical solutions for one-dimensional, transient infiltration toward the water table in homogeneous and layered soils

R. Srivastava, Tian-Chyi J Yeh

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Abstract

Exponential functional forms K = Kseαψ and θ = θr + (θs - θr)eαψ are used to represent the hydraulic conductivity and pressure relation and the soil water release curve. Steady state profiles are used as initial conditions. Hydraulic behavior of the soils during wetting and drainage processes is discussed in terms of the pressure head and moisture content profiles and temporal variation of the specific discharge. The solutions provide a reliable means of comparing the accuracy of various numerical methods, especially in very dry layered soils. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)753-762
Number of pages10
JournalWater Resources Research
Volume27
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

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layered soils
Infiltration
water table
infiltration (hydrology)
infiltration
Soils
soil water characteristic
Water
hydraulic conductivity
wetting
numerical method
temporal variation
moisture content
drainage
fluid mechanics
soil
soil water
Hydraulic conductivity
hydraulics
water content

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  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Aquatic Science
  • Water Science and Technology

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Analytical solutions for one-dimensional, transient infiltration toward the water table in homogeneous and layered soils. / Srivastava, R.; Yeh, Tian-Chyi J.

In: Water Resources Research, Vol. 27, No. 5, 1991, p. 753-762.

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