A simulation model of the combined transport of water and heat produced by a thermal gradient in porous media

Submitted by charlotte.schilt on Thu, 10/11/2018 - 09:06
Abstract

A preliminary simulation program for the combined heat-flow in porous materials, based on the theory of Philip and De Vries (1957) is described and the influence of a constant temperature gradient or a sinusoidal temperature variation on the moisture movement in a (fur water) closed and homogeneous soil column (horizontal) is simulated for different conditions (initial volumetric moisture content, soil type, temperature conditions).

Some limitations of the model are indicated.

Definite conclusions regarding the predicting value of the model cannot be drawn yet.

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Th.J.M. Blom and S.R. Troelstra
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Netherlands
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