This paper presents an effective semianalytical method for computation of ground water velocities near a partially penetrating well in an unconfined aquifer. The Neuman solution (1974) is presented as the sum of the Hantush solution (1964) and a correction term for water table conditions. Hydraulic gradients are directly evaluated from the Hantush solution, whereas the gradients for the Neuman correction are calculated using a numerical inversion of the Laplace transform. The method presented here is verified by comparing it with the results of a finite-difference approximation of hydraulic gradients. Calculations of velocities near a pumping well in an unconfined aquifer indicate that, after an initial increase, the vertical velocity decreases before reaching steady state. The method provides a useful tool for the study of well hydraulics and contaminant transport to a pumping well in an unconfined aquifer.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Water Science and Technology
- Computers in Earth Sciences