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Main Title Analytical Solution to Saturated Flow in a Finite Stratified Aquifer.
Author Yates, S. R. ;
CORP Author California Univ., Riverside. Dept. of Soil and Environmental Sciences.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/J-88/030;
Stock Number PB88-224944
Additional Subjects Aquifers ; Water flow ; Analysis(Mathematical) ; Hydrogeology ; Ground water ; Stratification ; Saturation ; Hydrodynamics ; Numerical analysis ; Two dimensional flow ; One dimensional flow ; Reprints ; Aquitards
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-224944 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 10p
An analytical solution for the flow of water in a saturated-stratified aquitard-aquifer-aquitard system of finite length is presented. The analytical solution assumes one-dimensional horizontal flow in the aquifer and two-dimensional flow in the aquitards. Several examples are given which describe the use of the analytical solution. The horizontal flow assumption in the aquifer appears to be approximately valid when the hydraulic conductivity of the aquitards is less than or equal to about 10 percent of the aquifer value. A comparison is made between the analytical solution and a saturated-unsaturated finite-element solution for a situation where the upper layer is both saturated and unsaturated. For the situation investigated, the comparison indicates that the analytical solution provides an alternative to numerical models even when the upper layer is partially saturated.