Analytical solution for groundwater flow in an anisotropic sloping aquifer with arbitrarily located multiwells

Ya Chi Chang, Hund-Der Yeh*

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Abstract

This paper presents a new analytical solution to describe the hydraulic head distribution and flow system in an anisotropic unconfined aquifer with a sloping bed and arbitrarily located multiwells under transient recharge. Unlike the existing analytical solutions for delineating the capture zones, the solution presented in this study is easy and convenient to calculate flow field in some complicated systems, and it can provide useful information for the pump-and-treat design. In addition, the presented solution may have the possible application in evaluating the sensitivity of hydrogeological parameters, or estimating the hydraulic parameters when coupled with an optimization approach to analyze the aquifer data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-152
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Hydrology
Volume347
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Dec 2007

Keywords

  • Analytical solution
  • Anisotropic
  • Transient recharge
  • Unconfined aquifer

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