Spatial and temporal distributions of migration in bio-retention systems

Yu-Qi Li, Kai-Wen Wang, Ke-Li Zhang, Ze-Wei Zhou, Xiao-Hua Yang
2014 Thermal Science  
Urban bio-retention system is meaningful in reducing rainfall runoff and enhancing infiltration capacity. But the moisture migration in bio-retention systems are not clear under climate change. The spatial and temporal distribution of moisture under different rainfall events in bio-retention systems are studied in this paper based on experimental data in Beijing. Richards model is introduced to simulate the spatial and temporal distribution of moisture including pressure head, hydraulic head
more » ... , hydraulic head and water content under different initial and boundary conditions. As a result, we found that from the depth of the node to the lower boundary, the values of pressure head and hydraulic head increase with depth and decrease with time, while the values of water content represent opposite trends relative to the distribution of pressure head and hydraulic head in bio-retention systems.
doi:10.2298/tsci1405557l fatcat:edmwbeqxbvhlzjtzgn5oninvta