Numerical simulation for solute transport in fractal porous media
A modified Fokker-Planck equation with continuous source for solute transport in fractal porous media is considered. The dispersion term of the governing equation uses a fractional-order derivative and the diffusion coefficient can be time and scale dependent. In this paper, numerical solution of the modified Fokker-Planck equation is proposed. The effects of different fractional orders and fractional power functions of time and distance are numerically investigated. The results show that motions with a heavy tailed marginal distribution can be modelled by equations that use fractional-order derivatives and/or time and scale dependent dispersivity.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (010000) > APPLIED MATHEMATICS (010200)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology|
|Deposited On:||17 Jun 2009 13:08|
|Last Modified:||11 Mar 2012 03:27|
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