A Rigorous Homogenization for a Two-Scale Convergence Approach to Piping Flow Erosion with Deposition in a Spatially Heterogeneous Soil

Adu Sakyi, Peter Amoako-Yirenkyi, Isaac Kwame Dontwi
2020 Journal of Advances in Mathematics and Computer Science  
We present a rigorous homogenization approach to modelling piping ow erosion in a spatially heterogeneous soil. The aim is to provide a justication to a formal homogenization approach to piping ow erosion with deposition in a spatially heterogeneous soil. Under the assumption that the soil domain is perforated periodically with cylindrical repeating microstructure, we begin by proving that a solution to the proposed set of microscopic equations exist. Two-scale convergence is then used to study
more » ... the asymptotic behaviour of solutions to the microscopic problem as the microscopic length scale approaches zero(0). We thus derive rigorously a homogenized model or macro problem as well as explicit formula for the eective coecients. A strong observation from the numerical simulation was that, soil particle concentration in the water/soil mixture decreases but at a decreasing rate whereas soil particle deposition increases at regions with increasing amount of particle concentration in the ow causing a reduction in bare pore spaces across the soil domain.
doi:10.9734/jamcs/2020/v35i330256 fatcat:ko4oerhuebesvfsunkkaj2u6py