This monograph is a practical guide to groundwater flow theory intended to serve students and practitioners by bridging the gap between basic hydrogeology and groundwater modeling. It synthesizes the mathematics of groundwater flow and provides information in an easily-accessible format for practicing groundwater professionals, consultants, and students that intend to become skillful and competent groundwater flow modelers.
Fundamentals. Introduction. Mass balance equation. Macroscopic approach. Equaliton of motion. Darcy's law. Groundwater flow equations. Transience groundwater flow. Steady state groundwater flow. Initial and boundary conditions. Water table conditions.Inverse problems. Hydraulic approach to groundwater flow. Concept. Equations of motion. Flow equation for a confined aquifer.Flow equation for a phreatic aquifer. Flow equation for an aquitard. Extension of the hydraulic approach. Examples of solutions.Dupuit dischange formula. Hvorslev slug test equation. Theis well flow equation. Hantush leaky well flow euqation.