Title

Finite element simulation of nitrogen transformation and transport during hysteretic flow with air entrapment

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Developments in Water Science

Volume

36

Publication Date

12-1-1988

First Page

247

Last Page

253

DOI

10.1016/S0167-5648(08)70097-2

Abstract

A two-dimensional finite element model was used to predict multispecies transport and transformation of nitrogen accompanying unsaturated flow with hysteresis and air entrapment. Results show that under potential-type boundary conditions, hysteresis substantially influences transport predictions due largely to air entrapment effects. Nonhysteretic simulations using main wetting curve parameters corresponded much more closely to hysteretic results that those using main drainage relations. For contaminant introduction via buried constant strength line sources, hysteresis had little effect on predictions of N transport.

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS