Modelling the Hydraulic Behaviour of Growing Media with the Explicit Finite Volume Solution
AbstractThe increasing imperviousness of urban areas reduces the infiltration and evapotranspiration capacity of urban catchments and results in increased runoff. In the last few decades, several solutions and techniques have been proposed to prevent such impacts by restoring the hydrological cycle. A limiting factor in spreading the use of such systems is the lack of proper modelling tools for design, especially for the infiltration processes in a growing medium. In this research, a physically-based model, employing the explicit Finite Volume Method (FVM), is proposed for modelling infiltration into growing media. The model solves a modified version of the Richards equation using a formulation which takes into account the main characteristics of green infrastructure substrates. The proposed model was verified against the HYDRUS-1D software and the comparison of results confirmed the suitability of the proposed model for correctly describing the hydraulic behaviour of soil substrates. View Full-Text
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Carbone, M.; Brunetti, G.; Piro, P. Modelling the Hydraulic Behaviour of Growing Media with the Explicit Finite Volume Solution. Water 2015, 7, 568-591.
Carbone M, Brunetti G, Piro P. Modelling the Hydraulic Behaviour of Growing Media with the Explicit Finite Volume Solution. Water. 2015; 7(2):568-591.Chicago/Turabian Style
Carbone, Marco; Brunetti, Giuseppe; Piro, Patrizia. 2015. "Modelling the Hydraulic Behaviour of Growing Media with the Explicit Finite Volume Solution." Water 7, no. 2: 568-591.