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Water Seepage in Rocks at Micro-Scale

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Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Civil Engineering Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, College of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Shandong University of Science and Technology, Qingdao 266590, China
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School of Civil Engineering, Ludong University, Yantai 264025, China
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State Key Laboratory of Shield Machine and Boring Technology, Zhengzhou 450001, China
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Water 2022, 14(18), 2827; https://doi.org/10.3390/w14182827
Received: 6 July 2022 / Revised: 6 September 2022 / Accepted: 8 September 2022 / Published: 11 September 2022
(This article belongs to the Section Hydraulics and Hydrodynamics)
To complete groundwater diversion, the complex flow law of groundwater in rocks must be investigated so that groundwater diversion can be improved. This research uses the computer finite element method (FEM), CT scanning calculation method, Avizo method, and digital core technology combined with the Fluent calculation method (FCM) to reconstruct rocks with microscopic pore structures on a computer. The numerical simulation results under different conditions show that: the total pressure change gradually decreases under different pressure gradients. In a seepage channel, the seepage path does not change with the change in seepage pressure, and the seepage velocity is the largest in the center of the pore. The longer the seepage path is, the greater the decrease in seepage velocity. Different seepage directions have similar seepage laws. The research results provide effective guidance for the project to control groundwater. View Full-Text
Keywords: groundwater; a variety of advanced computer methods; rock mass seepage; FEM; FCM; drainage groundwater; a variety of advanced computer methods; rock mass seepage; FEM; FCM; drainage
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Wu, Y.; Li, Y.-Z.; Qiao, W.-G.; Fan, Z.-W.; Zhang, S.; Chen, K.; Zhang, L. Water Seepage in Rocks at Micro-Scale. Water 2022, 14, 2827. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14182827

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Wu Y, Li Y-Z, Qiao W-G, Fan Z-W, Zhang S, Chen K, Zhang L. Water Seepage in Rocks at Micro-Scale. Water. 2022; 14(18):2827. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14182827

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Wu, Yue, Yan-Zhi Li, Wei-Guo Qiao, Zhen-Wang Fan, Shuai Zhang, Kui Chen, and Lei Zhang. 2022. "Water Seepage in Rocks at Micro-Scale" Water 14, no. 18: 2827. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14182827

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