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We construct and analyze a mixed finite volume method on quadri-lateral grids for elliptic problems written as a system of two first order PDEs in the state variable (e.g., pressure) and its flux (e.g., Darcy velocity). An important point is that no staggered grids or covolumes are used to stabilize the system. Only a single primary grid system is adopted,(More)
A flux recovery technique is introduced and analyzed for the computed solution of the primal hybrid finite element method for second-order elliptic problems. The recovery is carried out over a single element at a time while ensuring the continuity of the flux across the interelement edges and the validity of the discrete conservation law at the element(More)
This study presents experimental results on evaporation and drainage in both wettable and water-repellent sands whose surface wettability was artificially modified by silanization. The 2D optical and 3D X-ray computed tomographic imaging was performed during evaporation and the water retention during cyclic drainage and infiltration was measured to assess(More)
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