Saturated flow and soil structure : a review of the subject and laboratory experiments on the basic relationships / Heiko Diestel.

Diestel, Heiko [Browse]
1st ed. 1993.
  • Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer-Verlag, [1993]
  • ©1994
1 online resource (IX, 235 p.)


  • Springer series in physical environment ; Volume 14. [More in this series]
  • Springer Series in Physical Environment ; Volume 14
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Soil and water pollution have a serious impact on the environment, and soil scientists and hydrologists need fundamental help for the estimation of the consequences. The experiments described in this volume deal with the quantification of the morphology of interaggregate voids and of the flow through such voids as well as around impermeable inclusions. The diagrams given in the appendix can be used as references for such measurements. This work is put into the context of the international literature on the subject. An index and a glossary complete the volume. The subject of this work is of great interest to hydrologists and soil scientists working on the estimation of the consequences of soil and water pollution.
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  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Survey of the Subject
  • 2.1 The Setting of This Subject
  • 2.2 Morphology of Soil Structure with Regards to Water Movement
  • 2.3 Flow of Water Through the Larger Voids in the Soil
  • 2.4 The Approach Followed in This Study to Contribute to Problem Solutions
  • 3 Basic Considerations
  • 3.1 The Characterization of the Geometry of Inter-Aggregate Voids
  • 3.2 The Characterization of the Flow of Water Through Inter-Aggregate Voids and Around Impermeable Inclusions
  • 3.3 Remarks on this Effort to Quantitatively Record the Shape and Hydromechanical Function of the Soil Structure
  • 4 Experimental Studies
  • 4.1 Experiments on the Movement of Water in Inter-Aggregate Voids
  • 4.2 Experiments on the Flow Around Impermeable Inclusions
  • 4.3 Experiments on the Influence of Air Inclusions on Water Movement
  • 4.4 Void Morphometry and Infiltration Rates
  • 5 Discussion of the Results and Concluding Analysis
  • 5.1 Interpretation of the Experimental Results
  • 5.2 Some Possibilities and Restrictions of Application
  • 6 Summary
  • References
  • List of Symbols, Abbreviations and Constants
  • Author Index.
  • 10.1007/978-3-642-77698-4
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