Analytical solutions of integrable nonlinear diffusion equations for modelling groundwater infiltration and metal solidification
Dimetre Triadis (La Trobe University, Australia)
Thursday 26th September 14:00-15:00 Maths 311B
The current most general integrable model for unsaturated one-dimensional groundwater infiltration governed by the Richards equation has been known since the 1980s. However, exact solutions for many simple, physically relevant boundary conditions have yet to be derived. We derive exact series solutions for conditions of surface saturation. Here the use of efficient, iterative, symbolic-computation algorithms removes restrictions on the number of terms that can be obtained in the final infiltration series.