Table 7.

van Genuchten-Mualem SWCC and relative permeability function fitting parameters

ParameterValue
SWCC fitting parameter, a′(1m)0.00065*
SWCC fitting parameter, n2.04 (Villar 2004)
SWCC fitting parameter, m0.51 (Villar 2004)
Relative permeability function fitting parameter, L0.51
  • *calculated from the calibrated AEV using equations (12) and (18) where AEV = 8.0E 6Pa and s′aev = 3.46E7 Pa.

  • A value of L′ = 1 was inputted by the user and required for COMSOL® to converge, and does not significantly change the relative permeability curves.