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A Comparative Study Of Soil Column Experiments And Inverse Parameter Optimization Predicting The Unsaturated Hydraulic Functions

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP950071

Volume

13

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

606 kb

Author(s)

G. Nutzmann, H. Moser & K. Joswig

Abstract

Several experimental methods are employed to determine effective hydraulic functions of an unsaturated homogeneous sand. Classical one-step outflow and evaporation experiments were carried out on small soil columns, and a modified one-step outflow method was employed on a column with 150 cm length and a saturated-unsaturated water flow. Hydraulic properties of the quarz sand are assumed to be represented by van Genuchten's closed-form expressions, the parameters a and n given by this expressions are evaluated with an inverse optimization procedure. Only the large column experiment results allow to draw conclusions from parame

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