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Numerical Simulation of Groundwater Flow with Gradually Increasing Heterogeneity due to Clogging

Majumdar, PK and Sekhar, M and Sridharan, K and Mishra, GC (2008) Numerical Simulation of Groundwater Flow with Gradually Increasing Heterogeneity due to Clogging. In: Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 134 (3). pp. 400-404.

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Well injection replenishes depleting water levels in a well field. Observation well water levels some distance away from the injection well are the indicators of the success of a well injection program. Simulation of the observation well response, located a few tens of meters from the injection well, is likely to be affected by the effects of nonhomogeneous medium, inclined initial water table, and aquifer clogging. Existing algorithms, such as the U.S. Geological Survey groundwater flow software MODFLOW, are capable of handling the first two conditions, whereas time-dependent clogging effects are yet to be introduced in the groundwater flow models. Elsewhere, aquifer clogging is extensively researched in theory of filtration; scope for its application in a well field is a potential research problem. In the present paper, coupling of one such filtration theory to MODFLOW is introduced. Simulation of clogging effects during “Hansol” well recharge in the parts of western India is found to be encouraging.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Society of Civil Engineers.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2010 10:46
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2018 14:46
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/26532

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