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Aquifer tests analysis
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Strait-line method
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No-flow boundary
One well pumped at a constant rate
Several wells pumped at a variable rate
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Several wells pumped at a variable rate
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Several wells pumped at a variable rate
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Several wells pumped at a variable rate
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Recharge boundary
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Several wells pumped at a variable rate
No-flow boundary
One well pumped at a constant rate
Several wells pumped at a variable rate
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Recharge boundaries
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Several wells pumped at a variable rate
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Several wells pumped at a variable rate
Recharge and no-flow boundaries
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Several wells pumped at a variable rate
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Analytical module operation > Aquifer tests analysis > Graphical analysis >

Straight-line method

 straight-line method is applied for time-drawdown, distance-drawdown and time-distance drawdown plot analysis. Besides, for some conceptual schemes the method is used applied to plots of dimensionless time and dimensionless distance to the pumping wells (e.g. for bounded aquifers or multi-well tests).

 The "Value" supplemental window displaying previously selected wells (or observation points on distance-drawdown plot) together with parameters estimated by straight-line method, appears simultaneously with the straight line.

 The method is applied wherever the flow equation of the chosen conceptual scheme allows and is usually appropriate for quasi-steady-state section of the diagnostic curve.

 For normal plots the first straight line superposition on the diagnostic plot is made automatically by minimizing the observation points deviation from the straight line.

 

Aquifer test analysis by straight-line method.

 

Key functions for straight-line method

LEFT, RIGHT

Move the straight line left/right

UP, DOWN

Move the straight line up/down

HOME, END

Move the straight line left ending up/down

PgUp, PgDn

Move the straight right ending up/down

"1"

Twice reduce the step width

"2"

Twice increase the step width

"3"

Return to the initial step width

"+", ""

Maximize/minimize the straight line

Left mouse click in the plot field

Move the straight line left ending to the cursor position

Right mouse click in the plot field

Move the straight line right ending to the cursor position

ENTER

Duplication of the straight line on the plot

Select the well in "Value" dialog box

Switch to analysis of the selected well. On distance-drawdown plot selected time points are displayed here

ESC

Escape from the straight-line method analysis

 

 The method can be supplementary used for parameter estimation by steady-state intervals of the diagnostic curve (for recharge boundary conditions, for instance). The straight line is parallel to the abscissa axis and is moved upward or down, the parameter being determined by its intercept on ordinate axis.

 

Example of transmissivity estimation by straight line interval of the diagnostic curve for a semi-infinite aquifer with a recharge boundary.

 

Similar analysis is available for quasi-steady-state flow on the graph plotted for 2 wells.