Steady-State Theories for Drainage

by Don Kirkham,

Serial Information: Journal of the Irrigation and Drainage Division, 1966, Vol. 92, Issue 1, Pg. 19-40

Document Type: Journal Paper


Steady-state drainage theories since about 1955 are reviewed for ponded, artesian, and steady rain (or equivalent excess irrigation) water, when the water seeps into drain tiles, ditches or wells; or through dams. Reviews of work before 1955 are cited. The paper is primarily concerned with the presentation and examination of nine recently developed approximate theories for the seepage of steady rainfall into drain tile or ditches when the soil to be drained is underlain by a barrier at finite depth; in the last third of the paper an exact theory for this problem is presented.

Subject Headings: Drainage wells | Steady states | Drainage | Tiles | Rain water | Irrigation water | Dams | Seepage

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