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Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Scaling and multiscaling of soils as heterogeneous complex networks
Year:2008
Research Areas
  • Mathematics,
  • Chemistry,
  • Agriculture
Information
Abstract
In this paper we present a complex network model based on a heterogeneous preferential attachment scheme to quantify the structure of porous soils. Under this perspective pores are represented by nodes and the space for the flow of fluids between them is represented by links. Pore properties such as position and size are described by fixed states in a metric space, while an affinity function is introduced to bias the attachment probabilities of links according to these properties. We perform an analytical study of the degree distributions in the soil model and show that under reasonable conditions all the model variants yield a multiscaling behavior in the connectivity degrees, leaving a empirically testable signature of heterogeneity in the topology of pore networks. We also show that the power-law scaling in the degree distribution is a robust trait of the soil model and analyze the influence of the parameters on the scaling exponents. We perform a numerical analysis of the soil model for a combination of parameters corresponding to empirical samples with different properties, and show that the simulation results.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
NONLINEAR PROCESSES IN GEOPHYSICS
ISBN
1023-5809
Impact factor JCR
1,314
Impact info
Volume
15
Journal number
0
From page
893
To page
902
Month
ENERO
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: F Botrondo
  • Autor: Antonio Santiago Andrés (UPM)
  • Autor: Juan Pablo Cárdenas Villalobos (UPM)
  • Autor: Ana Maria Tarquis Alfonso (UPM)
  • Autor: Rosa Maria Benito Zafrilla (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Automatización en Señal y Comunicaciones (GASC)
  • Departamento: Física y Mecánica Fundamentales y Aplicada a la Ingeniería Agroforestal
  • Departamento: Matemática Aplicada a la Ingeniería Agronómica
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Estudios e Investigación para la Gestión de Riesgos Agrarios Medioambientales (CEIGRAM)
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