@inproceedings{9d3b5c6bc3db48bba7fca7675e0eb27a,

title = "Effect of unsaturated flow on steady seepage",

abstract = "Steady seepage in two-dimensional domains is investigated using a dimensionless formulation for variably-saturated media that depends on three dimensionless parameters, M, n, and α. The parameter M is the product of the anisotropy ratio and the squared ratio of the vertical length scale to the horizontal length scale. The parameter n increases with the uniformity of the pore sizes, and α represents the ratio of the domain height to the height of the capillary fringe. For trapezoidal domains, the seepage face height decreased first with decreasing M and increased later at low values of M. The effect of α was maximal at extreme M values, while the effect of n was minor for all (M, α) values. Guidelines for scaling physical systems are provided.",

author = "Boufadel, {Michel C.} and Suidan, {Makram T.} and Venosa, {Albert D.}",

year = "1999",

month = jan,

day = "1",

doi = "10.1061/40440(1999)93",

language = "English (US)",

isbn = "0784404402",

series = "Waterpower 1999: Hydro's Future: Technology, Markets, and Policy",

publisher = "American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)",

booktitle = "Waterpower 1999",

address = "United States",

note = "Waterpower Conference 1999 - Hydro's Future: Technology, Markets, and Policy, Waterpower 1999 ; Conference date: 06-07-1999 Through 09-07-1999",

}