Modeling flow in the unsaturated zone in Shwab dam site area

H. Imran, E. Khalifa

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Abstract

The mass balance equation (Richards' equation) is solved for the flow in unsaturated zone for a dam site at the United Arab Emirates. An iteration scheme is developed to solve the discrete implicit finite difference approximation equations. A long column was built to determine the moisture water content and unsaturated hydraulic conductivity for Shawab dam site and used as an input of the numerical model. The scheme showed good agreement with other numerical models. Finally, the wetting front movement is determined experimentally and compared with numerical model. It is concluded that the numerical model has adequately represented the flow behavior in the unsaturated zone.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeoengineering in arid lands. Developments in arid regions research 1.
EditorsA.M.O. Mohamed, K.I. Hosani
Pages467-472
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2000
Event40th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy -
Duration: Sep 17 2000Sep 20 2000

Publication series

NameGeoengineering in arid lands. Developments in arid regions research 1.

Other

Other40th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Period9/17/009/20/00

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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