Field determination of the three-dimensional hydraulic conductivity tensor of anisotropic media 2. Methodology and application to fractured rocks.

P. A. Hsieh, Shlomo P Neuman, G. K. Stiles, E. S. Simpson

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Abstract

The analytical solutions developed in the first paper can be used to interpret the results of cross-hole tests conducted in anisotropic porous or fractured media. Test results from a granitic rock near Oracle in southern Arizona are presented to illustrate how the method works for fractured rocks. At the site, the Oracle granite is shown to respond as a near-uniform, anisotropic medium, the hydraulic conductivity of which is strongly controlled by the orientations of major fracture sets. The cross-hole test results are shown to be consistent with the results of more than 100 single- hole packer tests conducted at the site. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1667-1676
Number of pages10
JournalWater Resources Research
Volume21
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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Field determination of the three-dimensional hydraulic conductivity tensor of anisotropic media 2. Methodology and application to fractured rocks. / Hsieh, P. A.; Neuman, Shlomo P; Stiles, G. K.; Simpson, E. S.

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