# A new model for predicting the hydraulic conductivity of unsaturated porous media

@article{Mualem1976ANM, title={A new model for predicting the hydraulic conductivity of unsaturated porous media}, author={Yechezkel Mualem}, journal={Water Resources Research}, year={1976}, volume={12}, pages={513-522} }

A simple analytic model is proposed which predicts the unsaturated hydraulic conductivity curves by using the moisture content-capillary head curve and the measured value of the hydraulic conductivity at saturation. It is similar to the Childs and Collis-George (1950) model but uses a modified assumption concerning the hydraulic conductivity of the pore sequence in order to take into account the effect of the larger pore section. A computational method is derived for the determination of the…

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