Measurement of Hydraulic Conductivity Variation

by Joel G. Melville, Auburn Univ, Dep of Civil, Engineering, Auburn, AL, USA,
Oktay Güven, Auburn Univ, Dep of Civil, Engineering, Auburn, AL, USA,
Fred J. Molz, Auburn Univ, Dep of Civil, Engineering, Auburn, AL, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulics and Hydrology in the Small Computer Age

Abstract: For a confined, sandy aquifer, the dependence of the horizontal hydraulic conductivity on the vertical coordinate has been measured using single-well tracer injection/recovery experiments. Tests were conducted with an open well bore for the tracer observations, sampling zones isolated with inflatable packers, and isolated sampling zones with mixing. Analytical and laboratory investigations of a groundwater flow-meter have been completed to identify difficulties associated with the field application of the flowmeter system. Inconsistent filed results were found using the flowmeter system.

Subject Headings: Hydraulic conductivity | Probe instruments | Aquifers | Wells (water) | Field tests | Groundwater flow | Pore water | Porous media flow

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