Error Estimates for a Time Discretization Method for the Richards’ Equation

Abstract

We present a numerical analysis of an implicit time discretization method applied to Richards’ equation. Written in its saturation-based form, this nonlinear parabolic equation models water flow into unsaturated porous media. Depending on the soil parameters, the diffusion coefficient may vanish or explode, leading to degeneracy in the original parabolic… (More)

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