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}
}
  • Y. Mualem
  • Published 1 June 1976
  • Geology
  • Water Resources Research
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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