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By G. Gambolati, G. Verri (eds.)

In fresh years the research, keep watch over, upkeep, remediation and proper administration of underground assets have obtained a starting to be awareness in a number of sectors, together with business, expert and educational environments. the quantity describes new advancements in either utilized study and layout know-how to keep up sustainability of an important source (groundwater) that is constantly threatened by way of illness due to strong waste disposal operations, website reutilization, in depth extraction, unintentional leakage of spill in operating installations and non-point resource pollutants in agriculture. it's directed to managers, pros, and researchers operating in any of the parts excited about the regulate, prediction, and remediation of soil and groundwater contamination.

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3 ·2 press~We ·1 head, p (b) ·4 ·3 ·2 ·1 pressure head, p Figure 1: Typical soil curves showing the nonlinear dependencies in moisture content and conductivity on pressure head. hy~raulic In solving Richards' equation numerically, an implicit two-level time discretization is often applied, ensuring stability ofthe overall scheme. Picard or Newtoniteration is then commonly used to linearize the resulting system of equations. The Picard method, also known as successive approximation or "simple" iteration, is a straightforward procedure which preserves symmetry ofthe system, is easy to implement, and is computationally inexpensive.

The results from some representative sample problems show that the block SOR asymptotic rate of convergence is very fast if aquifer flow is weakly coupled. In this case, the excellent performances of optimal SOR and Gauss-Seidel tend to coincide (wopt ~ 1). If aquifer flow is strongly coupled, both Gauss-Seidel and optimal SOR converge much slowlier. However, the latter turns out to be one order of magnitude faster than the former. By distinctio~, MCG is computationally superior to SOR in hydraulically coupled systems, b•tt is more computer storage demanding.

Thesecant method is yet another variant of Newton's method, with the Jacobian or iteration matrix approximated by a finite difference formula. The initial solution estimate can have a big effect on the behavior of the Newton ( and other) iterative schemes. Unlike iterative techniques for linear systems, where theorems exist that guarantee global convergence under specified conditions, for nonlinear equations only local convergence re~ults are available, that is, provided the initial estimate is "close enough" to the solution.

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