Representation of multiaquifer well effects in three-dimensional ground-water flow simulation

Groundwater
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Abstract

The presence of multiaquifer or multilayer wells changes the nature of the equations which must be solved in a three-dimensional ground-water flow simulation and, in effect, alters the stencil of computation. A method has been devised which takes this change into consideration by allowing simulation of the hydraulic effects of a multiaquifer well on the aquifer system. It also allows for calculation of the water level and individual aquifer discharges in such a well. The method is valid for the case of a single well located at the center of a square node block. Where more than one well per node is involved, the effects of the stencil alteration still must be considered, although difficulties arise in estimating and justifying the parameters to be utilized.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Representation of multiaquifer well effects in three-dimensional ground-water flow simulation
Series title Groundwater
DOI 10.1111/j.1745-6584.1982.tb01354.x
Volume 20
Issue 3
Year Published 1982
Language English
Publisher Wiley & Sons
Description 8 p.
First page 334
Last page 341