Solute transport in a fractured porous confined aquifer is modelled by using an equation with a fractional-in-time derivative of order γ, which may vary from 0 to 1. Accounting for non-Fickian diffusion into the surrounding rock mass, which is modelled by a fractional spatial derivative of order α, leads to the introduction of an additional fractional-in-time derivative of order α/(1+α) in the equation for solute transport. Closed-form solutions for solute concentrations in the aquifer and surrounding rocks are obtained for an arbitrary time-dependent source of contamination located at the inlet of the aquifer. Based on these solutions, different regimes of contaminant transport in aquifers with various physical properties are modelled and analysed.
|ジャーナル||Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2005 8 9|
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)