NONLINEAR TECHNOLOGICAL FUNCTIONS FOR AQUIFERS WHOSE TRANSMISSIVITIES VARY WITH DRAWDOWN.

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Abstract

An algebraic technological function (ATF) is shown to exist for an aquifer whose flow to wells can be remodeled by Boussinesq's equation. Drawdown is shown to be an infinite power series in pumping values, and the ATF is provided by a finite sum of the power series. The number of terms necessary for the finite sum to provide a good approximation to the infinite series is shown to depend on a ratio of drawdown to saturated thickness. The ATF can be used in optimization techniques or as a method for predicting drawdowns from pumping.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)877-881
Number of pages5
JournalWater Resources Research
Volume10
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1974
Externally publishedYes

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NONLINEAR TECHNOLOGICAL FUNCTIONS FOR AQUIFERS WHOSE TRANSMISSIVITIES VARY WITH DRAWDOWN. / Maddock, Thomas.

In: Water Resources Research, Vol. 10, No. 4, 08.1974, p. 877-881.

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