Memorias de investigación
Communications at congresses:
Porous Soil as Complex Network
Year:2009

Research Areas
  • Mathematics,
  • Electronic

Information
Abstract
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 are 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 and numerical 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.
International
Si
Congress
European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2009
960
Place
Vienna, Austria
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
1607-7962
Start Date
19/04/2009
End Date
24/04/2009
From page
5234
To page
5234
Geophysical Research Abstracts
Participants

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Sistemas Complejos
  • 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