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Two boundary value problems are solved for potential steady-state 2D Darcian seepage flows towards a line sink in a homogeneous isotropic soil from a ponded land surface, which is not flat but profiled. The aim of this shaping is ‘uniformisation’ of the velocity and travel time between this surface and a horizontal drain modelled by a line sink. The complex potential domain is a half-strip, which is mapped onto a reference plane. Either the velocity magnitude or a vertical coordinate along the land surface are control variables. Either a complexified velocity or complex physical coordinate is reconstructed by solving mixed boundary-value problems with the help of the Keldysh-Sedov formula via singular integrals, the kernel of which are the control functions. The flow nets, isotachs and breakthrough curves are found by computer algebra routines. A designed soil hump above the drain ameliorates an unwanted ‘preferential flow’ (shortcut) and improves leaching of salinised soil of a cropfield during a pre-cultivation season.
Temperature distributions recorded by thermocouples in a solid body (slab) subject to surface heating are used in a mathematical model of two-dimensional heat conduction. The corresponding Dirichlet problem for a holomorphic function (complex potential), involving temperature and a heat stream function, is solved in a strip. The Zhukovskii function is reconstructed through singular integrals, involving an auxiliary complex variable. The complex potential is mapped onto an auxiliary half-plane. The flow net (orthogonal isotherms and heat lines) of heat conduction is compared with the known Carslaw–Jaeger solution and shows a puzzling topology of three regimes of energy fluxes for temperature boundary conditions common in passive thermal insulation. The simplest regime is realized if cooling of a shaded zone is mild and heat flows in a slightly distorted “resistor model” flow tube. The second regime emerges when cooling is stronger and two disconnected separatrices demarcate the back-flow of heat from a relatively hot segment of the slab surface to the atmosphere through relatively cold parts of this surface. The third topological regime is characterized by a single separatrix with a critical point inside the slab, where the thermal gradient is nil. In this regime the back-suction of heat into the atmosphere is most intensive. The closed-form solutions obtained can be used in assessment of efficiency of thermal protection of buildings.
An ℝ-linear conjugation problem modelling the process of power fields forming in a heterogeneous infinite planar structure with an elliptical inclusion is considered. Exact analytical solutions are derived in the class of piece-wise meromorphic functions with their principal parts fixed. Cases with internal singularities and with singularities of the given principal parts at the interface are investigated.
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