Authors: Schweizer, Ben
Title: Regularization of outflow problems in unsaturated porous media with dry regions
Language (ISO): en
Abstract: We study a porous medium with saturated, unsaturated, and dry regions, described by Richards' equation for the saturation s and the pressure p. Due to a degenerate permeability coefficient k(x,s) and a degenerate capillary pressure function pc(x,s), the equations may be of elliptic, parabolic, or of ODE-type. We construct a parabolic regularization of the equations and find conditions that guarantee the convergence of the parabolic solutions to a solution of the degenerate system. An example shows that the convergence fails in general. Our approach provides an existence result for the outflow problem in the case of x-dependent coefficients and a method for a numerical approximation.
Issue Date: 2007-03-30
Provenance: Elsevier
Citation: Ben Schweizer, Regularization of outflow problems in unsaturated porous media with dry regions,. In: Journal of Differential Equations Nr. 2, Jg. 237(2007) S. 278-306.
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