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Bounded (strip) aquifer

Bounded (strip) aquifer



aquifer is confined, isotropic with two lateral boundaries (strip aquifer);

boundaries are straight, parallel, of infinite length;

drawdown can be estimated at any distance from the pumping well.


Three types of boundary conditions are considered:

1) two recharge boundaries (Dirichlet);

2) two no-flow boundaries (Neumann);

3) combined (one recharge and one no-flow boundary).


a        b        c

Schematic plan view of a strip aquifer.

a – two recharge boundaries; b – two no-flow boundaries; c – combined boundary conditions.


Schematic plan view of a strip aquifer showing distances from observation well to image wells.



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