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Title (Primary) Macrodispersion in a radially diverging flow field with finite Peclet numbers 2. Homogenization theory approach
Author Attinger, S.; Neuweiler, I.; Kinzelbach, W.;
Journal Water Resources Research
Year 2001
Department CHS;
Volume 37
Issue 3
Language englisch;
Abstract We study the transport behavior of a tracer in a radially diverging heterogeneous velocity field. Making use of homogenization theory, we derive effective transport equations. These effective transport equations are very similar to those defined on the local scale. However, the local transport parameters such as local dispersion coefficients are replaced by effective dispersion coefficients. For smoothly varying heterogeneous media, explicit results for effective radial dispersion coefficients are derived. Starting with the purely advective transport behavior (infinite Peclet numbers), we extend our calculations to transport with finite Peclet numbers. We find that the impact of molecular diffusion on the effective dispersivity differs from the impact of local dispersion: Including local dispersion leads to effective dispersivities which are constant and equivalent to the effective dispersivities found in uniform flow configurations. In contrast, effective dispersivities including diffusion are not constant but depend on the radial distance. We compare the results found by homogenization theory with those derived by by standard method of moments.
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Persistent UFZ Identifier http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=6173
Attinger, S., Neuweiler, I., Kinzelbach, W. (2001):
Macrodispersion in a radially diverging flow field with finite Peclet numbers 2. Homogenization theory approach
Water Resour. Res. 37 (3), 495 - 505