Velocity Calculation from Randomly Located Hydraulic Heads

George F. Pinder, Michael Anthony Celia, William G. Gray

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Abstract

This paper presents a systematic method for approximating hydraulic head gradients from randomly located hydraulic head values. The locations of these head values are connected by straight lines to form a network of triangles. Over each triangle, a plane surface is used to approximate the head values; the gradient of this plane is then taken as the hydraulic gradient. Given values of porosity and hydraulic conductivity, the fluid velocity can be calculated from Darcy's Law.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)262-264
Number of pages3
JournalGroundwater
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Water Science and Technology
  • Computers in Earth Sciences

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