Darcy velocity computations in the finite element method for multidimensional randomly heterogeneous porous media

Rajesh Srivastava, Mark L. Brusseau

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Abstract

For numerical modeling of transport of contaminants through porous media, an accurate determination of the velocity field is a prerequisite. Some previous schemes of obtaining the Darcian velocity field through numerical solution of the flow equation result in a physically inconsistent velocity distribution in a heterogeneous medium. A scheme that is consistent with the physics of velocity variation near material interfaces is examined and compared with previous schemes. Numerical simulations are used to demonstrate the capability and accuracy of the proposed scheme for randomly heterogeneous porous media.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-201
Number of pages11
JournalAdvances in Water Resources
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995

Keywords

  • Darcy velocity
  • heterogeneous porous media
  • material interface
  • numerical simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology

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