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AnsTest is a module for the interpretation of aquifer test

Pumping Tests

The most common aquifer test in which a well is pumped at a controlled rate and water-level response is measured in the same well or in surrounding observation wells. Is used to determine hydraulic properties.

Slug Tests

A type of field experiment where a slug of water is quickly (the interpretation assumes -instantaneously) added or removed from a groundwater well, and the water level response is monitored through time.

Stream-aquifer Tests

Combined analysis of well and stream hydrographs to determine properties of a stream bed and an underlying aquifer. This method can also be used to determine isolating properties of lake bottom sediments.

Pulse Tests

In a pulse test, an increment of pressure is applied to a well interval that is isolated by packers. zone. The decay of pressure is monitored within the same zone using automatic recording pressure transducers. This type of field experiments is most common in low-permeable rocks.

Constant-Head Tests

Aquifer test in which piezometric head (drawdown) in a well is maintained at a constant level while water discharge rate is monitored. A typical application is an aquifer test in a flowing artesian borehole with the potentiometric surface that is above the ground.

Analysis workflow: selection of analytical solution is easy with AnsTest-guided process.

Step 1. Choose conceptual scheme.
Step 2. Define type of boundaries.
Step 3. In “matching parameters” window select an analytical solution from the list. The solutions are already pre-selected by AnsTest for your specific hydrogeological conditions and boundaries.

Supported type of hydrogeological conditions


1. Non-leaky confined aquifer
2. Point source in confined profile anisotropic aquifer
3. Linear source in confined aquifer anisotropic on the vertical plane
4. Unconfined aquifer
5. Leaky aquifer system
6. Two-layer aquifer system (unconfined aquitard above the confined aquifer)
7. Arealy heterogeneous aquifer
8. Pumping near river
9. Multi-layer aquifer systems (two- or three-layer)
10. Fracture


1. Aquifer of infinite lateral extent
2. Semi-infinite aquifers
3. Strip aquifers
4. Wedge-shaped aquifers
5. Rectangular aquifers
6. Circular aquifers