MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 286, 201914th Congress of Mechanics (CMM2019)
|Number of page(s)||3|
|Section||Porous Media and Granular Media|
|Published online||14 August 2019|
Simultaneous estimation of hydro-dipersive parameters using a new modified levenberg-marquardt algorithm
Department of Physics, Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Natural Resources and Environment, Ibn Tofail University, Kenitra, Morocco
Determination of soil hydrodynamic parameters at field scale is of great importance for modeling soil water dynamics and for agricultural water management. The direct estimation of those parameters is time-consuming and afflicted with serious uncertainties. Inverse modeling is known to get efficient technique for solving non-linear problems in hydrology. Levenberg–Marquardt (LM) algorithm is a gradient-based method, which has been widely used for solving inverse soil water flow problems. In the LM algorithm, sensitivity coefficients are mainly evaluated by numerical differentiation methods. However, sensitivity coefficients are difficult to be precisely calculated by numerical differentiation methods, if transient states and non-linearities are involved. In this paper, a new approach is proposed for sensitivity analysis using the complex variabledifferentiation method (CVDM) to estimate simultaneously the hydraulic and dispersive properties of unsaturated soil from in-situ experiments. In this approach, the sensitivity coefficients can be determined in a more accurate way than the traditional finite difference method. The results show that the new inverse analysis method in the present work has high accuracy, validity, uniqueness and higher inversion efficiency, compared with the previous least-squares method. The simulated and measured water contents and tracer concentration were generally close. Overall, it was concluded that the CVDM is a promising method to estimate hydro-dispersive parameters in the unsaturated zone.
Key words: Unsaturated soil / Hydro-dispersive parameters / Inverse modeling / Levenberg–Marquardt / Complex-variable-differentiation
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