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.
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|Published - May 1981
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Water Science and Technology
- Computers in Earth Sciences