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JSW 2013 Vol.8(3): 680-686 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.8.3.680-686

Experimental Study and Numerical Modeling of Surface/Subsurface Flow at field scale

Lei Zhu1, Dedong Liu2, Chengli Zhu1

1Key Laboratory of Efficient Irrigation-Drainage and Agricultural Soil-Water Environment in Southern China (Hohai University) Ministry of Education, Nanjing 210098, China
2Shandong Survey and Design Institute of Water Conservancy, Jinan, 250013,China

Abstract—Infiltration which occurred in the process of runoff on farmland surface causes the increasing of soil moisture in unsaturated zone. It’s necessary to comprehend the dynamic process during farmland runoff process, analyze the coupling mechanism of water movement and solute transport among surface/subsurface zone. In this paper, a physically-based, spatially-distributed model was built for simulation of surface/subsurface flow and the interactions between two domains. The system is represented by the three-dimensional saturated – unsaturated flow equation for the subsurface, coupled with the diffusion wave equation for overland flow, Ground surface unevenness at the grid scale is incorporated via the concept of detention storage. The system of equations is discretized using a fully implicit procedure, with the Newton-Raphson method to handle non-linearity of the equations. In order to assess this modeling approach, the simulations compared with the experiment results. It shows that the model can simulate the process of farmland runoff production and soil water movement accurately. Finally, Statistics and mass balance analysis was also performed to examine the model accuracy and response to changes of specific input data.

Index Terms—Agricultural overland flow; soil water; coupling; integration of equation.


Cite: Lei Zhu, Dedong Liu, Chengli Zhu, "Experimental Study and Numerical Modeling of Surface/Subsurface Flow at field scale," Journal of Software vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 680-686, 2013.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
Frequency:  Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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