Unconfined Aquifer Characteristics and Well Flow

by Houshang Esmaili,
Verne H. Scott,

Serial Information: Journal of the Irrigation and Drainage Division, 1968, Vol. 94, Issue 1, Pg. 115-136

Document Type: Journal Paper


Numerical solutions are developed for determination of aquifer characteristics and unsteady radial flow through injection wells in unconfined aquifers under constant drawdown and injection pressure conditions. These solutions are based on a numerical solution of the basic differential equation of flow. Appropriate dimensionless parameters are introduced to transform the basic differential equation of flow into an explicit form. Dimensionless graphical solutions are presented for the rate and accumulative volume of discharge and recharge and the radius of expansion of recharge mounds versus time for a range of drawdown and injection pressure values. Numerical examples are presented by applying these solutions to hypothetical field conditions.

Subject Headings: Numerical methods | Aquifers | Wells (water) | Radial flow | Drawdown (hydrology) | Differential equations | Radiation | Pressurized flow

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