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By H. M. Haitjema

Modeling has develop into an important instrument for the groundwater hydrologist. the place box info is restricted, the analytic point technique (AEM) is speedily changing into the modeling approach to selection, specifically given the provision of cheap modeling software program. Analytic aspect Modeling of Groundwater circulation presents all of the fundamentals essential to process AEM effectively, together with a presentation of primary options and an intensive advent to Dupuit-Forchheimerflow. This publication is exclusive in its emphasis at the genuine use of analytic aspect types. Real-world examples supplement fabric awarded within the text.An academic model of the analytic aspect application GFLOW is incorporated to permit the reader to breed many of the recommendations to groundwater move difficulties mentioned within the textual content. Researchers and graduate scholars in groundwater hydrology, geology, andengineering will locate this e-book an quintessential resource.** presents a basic creation to using the analytic point method.* deals a step by step method of groundwater movement modeling.* contains a tutorial model of the GFLOW modeling software program.

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50) to be useful to us, the potential function should be continuous everywhere, and thus also across the C H A P T E R 3. D U P U I T - F O R C H H E I M E R F L O W 38 interface between confined and unconfined flow. 52) This modification has no impact on the flow solution, since the discharge vector Qi is the negative gradient of the potential. 20) gives the same result (the same discharge); the extra constant vanishes. 34)' r 89 2. 53) Note that the solution has been obtained without prior knowledge of the location of the interface between confined and unconfined flow!

H a4--- 2 rw r 9 ! 13" Unconfined flow near a well in a confined aquifer. We can investigate the flow conditions near the well as follows. Assume t h a t the radius of the well bore is r~. 90) The flow conditions near the well are unconfined if Ow < 89 2, where H is the aquifer thickness. 91) ~+~o where use has been made of the fact that at the interface the head is H, so t h a t the potential is 89 2. 92) yields a value for r~ larger than R, the aquifer is everywhere (rw <_ r < R) unconfined.

5 is sometimes replaced by an average aquifer thickness h. In so doing, the average thickness h takes the place of H in confined aquifers, thus approximating unconfined flow by confined flow solutions. 1. E L E M E N T A R Y S O L U T I O N S 35 potentials, however, there is no need for such an approximation, as there is no distinction between confined and unconfined flow! Once boundary conditions in terms of heads are "translated" in terms of potentials, the same solution applies to flow in confined and unconfined aquifers.

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