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Coupled surface-subsurface flow modelling using the GeRa software. (English) Zbl 1456.76080
Summary: Mathematical model and numerical methods for the solution of coupled surface-subsurface flow in GeRa software is presented. Coupling of surface runoff and subsurface flow models is accomplished using first-order exchange term. The arising nonlinear solver convergence issues are addressed in the article. In order to overcome these issues, approaches for handling the surface-subsurface flux expression are introduced. The proposed numerical model is verified and validated using benchmarks with reference solutions obtained in different codes as well as experimental results.
MSC:
76M12 Finite volume methods applied to problems in fluid mechanics
76M20 Finite difference methods applied to problems in fluid mechanics
76S05 Flows in porous media; filtration; seepage
86A05 Hydrology, hydrography, oceanography
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