Modelling Water Flow in Unsaturated Porous Media

Accounting for Nonlinear Permeability and Material Heterogeneity

  • Adam¬†Szymkiewicz

Part of the GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences book series (GEPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
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About this book


The book focuses on two issues related to mathematical and numerical modelling of flow in unsaturated porous media. In the first part numerical solution of the governing equations is discussed, with particular emphasis on the spatial discretization of highly nonlinear permeability coefficient. The second part deals with large scale flow in heterogeneous porous media of binary structure. Upscaled models are developed and it is shown that the presence of material heterogeneities may give rise to additional non-equilibrium terms in the governing equations or to hysteresis in the averaged constitutive relationships.


Environmental Engineering Geotechnics Hydrogeology Soil Science Subsurface Hydrology

Authors and affiliations

  • Adam¬†Szymkiewicz
    • 1
  1. 1., Department of Geotechnics, GeologyGdansk University of TechnologyGdanskPoland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-23558-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-23559-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5193
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5207
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