Articles | Volume 27, issue 4
Research article
24 Feb 2023
Research article |  | 24 Feb 2023

Mixed formulation for an easy and robust numerical computation of sorptivity

Laurent Lassabatere, Pierre-Emmanuel Peyneau, Deniz Yilmaz, Joseph Pollacco, Jesús Fernández-Gálvez, Borja Latorre, David Moret-Fernández, Simone Di Prima, Mehdi Rahmati, Ryan D. Stewart, Majdi Abou Najm, Claude Hammecker, and Rafael Angulo-Jaramillo


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on hess-2021-633', Anonymous Referee #1, 13 Jan 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Laurent Lassabatere, 25 Jan 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on hess-2021-633', Anonymous Referee #2, 23 May 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Laurent Lassabatere, 31 May 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (08 Jul 2022) by Nunzio Romano
AR by Laurent Lassabatere on behalf of the Authors (03 Sep 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (09 Oct 2022) by Nunzio Romano
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (07 Nov 2022)
ED: Publish as is (15 Jan 2023) by Nunzio Romano
AR by Laurent Lassabatere on behalf of the Authors (27 Jan 2023)  Manuscript 

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Laurent Lassabatere on behalf of the Authors (15 Feb 2023)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (23 Feb 2023) by Nunzio Romano
Short summary
Sorptivity is one of the most important parameters for quantifying water infiltration into soils. In this study, we propose a mixed formulation that avoids numerical issues and allows for the computation of sorptivity for all types of models chosen for describing the soil hydraulic functions and all initial and final conditions. We show the benefits of using the mixed formulation with regard to modeling water infiltration into soils.