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Numerical Simulation of Groundwater Flow in Feterogenetic Rockmass of Unsaturated Condition
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  • Journal title : The Journal of Engineering Geology
  • Volume 26, Issue 1,  2016, pp.87-99
  • Publisher : The Korea Society of Engineering Gelolgy
  • DOI : 10.9720/kseg.2016.1.87
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Numerical Simulation of Groundwater Flow in Feterogenetic Rockmass of Unsaturated Condition
Ha, Jaechul; Lee, Jeong Hwan; Cheong, Jae-yeol; Jung, Haeryong;
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We present the results of two-dimensional numerical simulations predicting the flow of groundwater in a fractured unsaturated zone. We applied the k-field distribution of permeability derived from discrete fracture network (DFN) modeling as the hydraulic properties of a model domain. To model an unsaturated zone, we set the depth from the ground surface to the underground aquifer. The rate of water infiltration into the unsaturated zone was divided into two parts, an artificial structure surface and unsaturated soil zone. The movement of groundwater through the unsaturated zone was simulated with particular emphasis on contaminant transport. It was clearly observed that the contaminants dissolved in groundwater transported vertically from the ground surface to the saturated zone.
unsaturated zone;groundwater flow;DFN (discrete fractures network);TOUGH2 modeling;pathway of contaminant;
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