WIT Press


Leaky And Confined Aquifer Flow Analysis Using 3D BEM

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BE980411

Volume

21

Pages

10

Published

1998

Size

786 kb

Author(s)

J.J. do Rega Silva, J.J.S.P. Cabral & M. Valeria Viraes

Abstract

- This paper presents a numerical implementation of a boundary element formulation to deal with three-dimensional flow analysis. Steady flow to a well in confined and leaky aquifer is addressed. The well is considered as a linear source fully penetrating a homogeneous aquifer. Three-dimensional groundwater models are needed in several applications in which 2D models do not give good representation. However 3D flow analysis numerical results using boundary element methods (BEM) are not easily found in the literature. Some numerical results are presented to show the accuracy of the boundary element technique developed and its applicability to major problems in future stage. 1. Introduction Computer modelling of groundwater

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