Analysis of Well‐Aquifer Response to a Slug Test

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The response of a fully penetrating well to a slug test in a confined aquifer can be described by a single differential equation that is valid for any degree of damping. Although an analytical solution is not available, numerical methods are readily applied. The impact of nonlinear terms becomes significant only when the initial water level displacement is a large fraction of the effective water column height. Previously published approximate solutions for underdamped response are sometimes very accurate. Copyright 1985 by the American Geophysical Union.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kabala, ZJ; Pinder, GF; Milly, PCD

Published Date

  • January 1, 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 1433 - 1436

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1944-7973

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0043-1397

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1029/WR021i009p01433

Citation Source

  • Scopus