Orthonormalization Applied to Ground-Water Flows

by John P. Zarling, Asst. Prof., Engrg. Sci.; Univ. of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1973, Vol. 99, Issue 2, Pg. 285-292

Document Type: Journal Paper


The Gram-Schmidt orthonormalization procedure is presented as a numerical method easily adaptable to digital computation for the solution to steady-state ground-water flow problems. The advantages of this method are: (1) a series solution is attained and (2) arbitrary shaped aquifers with arbitrary boundary conditions can be handled. The method is illustrated by application to a well flow problem in a confined aquifer.

Subject Headings: Groundwater flow | Aquifers | Numerical methods | Arbitration | Computing in civil engineering | Boundary conditions | Steady flow | Steady states

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