Ku

0th

Percentile

Unsaturated hydraulic conductivity

Calculates unsaturated hydraulic conductivity for a given suction for unimodal or bimodal van Genuchten-Mualem (vg/vgm), Peters-Durner-Iden (PDI) and Brooks and Corey (bc) (only unimodal) parameterisation.

Usage
Ku(suc, FUN.shp = "vG", par.shp, modality = "uni",
  suc.negativ = TRUE)
Arguments
suc

Suction/pressure heads. Negative if suc.negativ = TRUE

FUN.shp

Funktion for soil hydraulic properties (vGM or PDI) (see details)

par.shp

named parameter in list or vector

modality

pore size distribution ('uni' or 'bi')

suc.negativ

set TRUE if suction/pressure heads are negative and FALSE if positive

Details

additional for 'PDI': omega: weighting between relative capillary and film conductivity h0 [L]: suction at water content of 0 (i.e. oven dryness) (h0 = 10^6.8 if missing, corresponding to oven dryness at 105<U+00B0>C (Schneider and Goss, 2012)) a: slope at the log scale (a = -1.5 if missing as suggested by Tokunaga (2009) and Peters (2013))

additional for bimodal (modality == 'bi'): w2 [-]: weigthing between pore space distributions alfa2 [1/L]: van Genuchten parameter alfa for second pore space distribution n2 [-]: van Genuchten parameter n for second pore space distribution

most input works for upper- and lowercase letters

Value

unsaturated hydraulic conductivity (ku)

References

Van Genuchten, M. T. (1980). A closed-form equation for predicting the hydraulic conductivity of unsaturated soils. Soil science society of America journal, 44(5), 892-898.

Mualem, Y. (1976). A new model for predicting the hydraulic conductivity of unsaturated porous media. Water resources research, 12(3), 513-522.

Peters, A. (2013). Simple consistent models for water retention and hydraulic conductivity in the complete moisture range. Water Resour. Res. 49, 6765<U+2013>6780. physics-a review. Vadose Zone J. http://dx.doi.org/10.2136/vzj2012.0163.

Iden, S., Durner, W. (2014). Comment to Simple consistent models for water retention and hydraulic conductivity in the complete moisture range by A. Peters. Water Resour. Res. 50, 7530<U+2013>7534.

Peters, A. (2014). Reply to comment by S. Iden and W. Durner on Simple consistent models for water retention and hydraulic conductivity in the complete moisture range. Water Resour. Res. 50, 7535<U+2013>7539.

Tokunaga, T. K. (2009), Hydraulic properties of adsorbed water films in unsaturated porous media, Water Resour. Res., 45, W06415, doi: 10.1029/2009WR007734.

Priesack, E., Durner, W., 2006. Closed-form expression for the multi-modal unsaturated conductivity function. Vadose Zone J. 5, 121<U+2013>124.

Durner, W. (1994). Hydraulic conductivity estimation for soils with heterogeneous pore structure. Water Resources Research, 30(2), 211-223.

Schneider, M., & Goss, K. U. (2012). Prediction of the water sorption isotherm in air dry soils. Geoderma, 170, 64-69.

Brooks, R.H., and A.T. Corey (1964): Hydraulic properties of porous media. Hydrol. Paper 3. Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO, USA.

See Also

SWC and Sat

Aliases
  • Ku
Examples
# NOT RUN {
# --------------------------------------------
#  Unimodal van Genuchten
# --------------------------------------------
Ku(suc = seq(1, 1000, by = 1), FUN.shp = 'vGM',
   par.shp = list(Ks = 10, ths = 0.5, thr = 0, alfa = 0.02, n = 1.5, tau = 0.5),
   modality = 'uni', suc.negativ = FALSE)
# --------------------------------------------
#  Bimodal van Genuchten
# --------------------------------------------
Ku(suc = seq(1, 1000, by = 1), FUN.shp = 'vGM',
   par.shp = list(Ks = 10, ths = 0.5, thr = 0, alfa = 0.02,
   n = 1.5, tau = 0.5, w2 = 0.1, alfa2 = 0.1, n2 = 3),
   modality = 'bi', suc.negativ = FALSE)
# --------------------------------------------
#  Unimodal Peters-Durner-Iden (PDI)
# --------------------------------------------
Ku(suc = seq(1, 1000, by = 1), FUN.shp = 'PDI', modality = 'uni',
   par.shp = list(Ks = 10, ths = 0.5, thr = 0, alfa = 0.02, n = 1.5, tau = 0.5, omega = 0.001),
   suc.negativ = FALSE)
# --------------------------------------------
#  Brooks and Corey (BC) (only unimodal)
# --------------------------------------------
Ku(suc = seq(1, 1000, by = 1), FUN.shp = 'bc', modality = 'uni',
   par.shp = list(ths = 0.4, thr = 0, lambda =  0.211, alfa = 0.1, tau = 0.5, ks = 10),
   suc.negativ = FALSE)
# --------------------------------------------
# }
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