On Simulation and Analysis of Variable-Rate Pumping Tests

Phoolendra Kumar Mishra, Velimir Vessilinov, Hoshin Vijai Gupta

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Abstract

Analytical solutions for constant-rate pumping tests are widely used to infer aquifer properties. In this note, we implement a methodology that approximates the time-varying pumping record as a series of segments with linearly varying pumping rates. We validate our approach using an analytical solution for a sinusoidally varying pumping test. We also apply our methodology to analyze synthetic test data and compare the results with those from a commonly used method where rate variations are represented by a series of constant-rate steps.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)469-473
Number of pages5
JournalGround Water
Volume51
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2013

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On Simulation and Analysis of Variable-Rate Pumping Tests. / Mishra, Phoolendra Kumar; Vessilinov, Velimir; Gupta, Hoshin Vijai.

In: Ground Water, Vol. 51, No. 3, 05.2013, p. 469-473.

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Mishra, Phoolendra Kumar ; Vessilinov, Velimir ; Gupta, Hoshin Vijai. / On Simulation and Analysis of Variable-Rate Pumping Tests. In: Ground Water. 2013 ; Vol. 51, No. 3. pp. 469-473.
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