On Simulation and Analysis of Variable-Rate Pumping Tests

Phoolendra Kumar Mishra, Velimir Vessilinov, Hoshin Gupta

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Analytical solutions for constant-rate pumping tests are widely used to infer aquifer properties. In this note, we implement a methodology that approximates the time-varying pumping record as a series of segments with linearly varying pumping rates. We validate our approach using an analytical solution for a sinusoidally varying pumping test. We also apply our methodology to analyze synthetic test data and compare the results with those from a commonly used method where rate variations are represented by a series of constant-rate steps.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)469-473
Number of pages5
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology
  • Computers in Earth Sciences


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