This monograph is a definitive work on the theory of unsaturated flow: the flow of subsurface water in zones above the water table. It offers a unique perspective on the application of continuum mechanics, thermodynamics, and kinetic theory to the understanding of these fluid flows in unsaturated porous media. Energy relations, including equilibrium thermodynamics, appear throughout. The partial differential equations of motion are derived using the principle of conservation of momentum. Chapters on instrumental methods and statistical methods of data analysis round out the book. The intended audience includes soil science and engineering professionals concerned with the applications of unsaturated flow and graduate students in hydrology and earth sciences.
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"There is a good treatment of viscoelastic liquid penetration in porous media through the use of fractional calculus. This aspect has been done very well in the book and this reviewer feels that the methodology has potential of applications to other problems pertaining to power-law
fluids....This review highly recommends Physical Principles of Flow in Unsaturated Porous Media to interested students and researchers." --Applied Mechanics Review
"Clinton Case's book is notable because it combines a focus on unsaturated porous media with discussions of fundamental topics....this is a work worth examining by researchers in the field." --American Scientist
"Clinton Case's book is notable because it combines a focus on unsaturated porous media with discussions of fundamental topics...that are often missing from similar efforts ....this is a work worth examining by researchers in the field." --American Scientist
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0195046226