Analytical Groundwater Mechanics

Analytical Groundwater Mechanics

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Otto D. L. Strack
Cambridge University Press, 8/31/2017
EAN 9781107148833, ISBN10: 1107148839

Hardcover, 454 pages, 25.4 x 18 x 2.3 cm
Language: English

Groundwater mechanics is the study of fluid flow in porous media. Focusing on applications and case studies, this book explains the basic principles of groundwater flow using mathematical expressions to describe a wide range of different aquifer configurations. Emphasis is placed throughout on the importance of developing simplified models that can be solved analytically to provide insight into complex groundwater flow scenarios and to allow better interpretation of the full numerical solution. Focusing first on identifying the important features of a problem, the book explains how to translate practical questions into mathematical form and discusses the interpretation of the results. Illustrated with numerous real-world examples and graphical results, this is an ideal textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate Earth science, geological engineering, and environmental engineering courses, as well as a useful reference for researchers and professionals.

1. Basic equations
2. Steady flow in a single aquifer
3. Steady interface flow
4. Two-dimensional flow in the vertical plane
5. Steady flow in leaky aquifer systems
6. Three-dimensional flow
7. Transient flow
8. Complex variable methods
9. Fluid particle paths and solute transport
10. Finite differences and finite elements
Appendix A. Sinusoidal tidal fluctuation
Appendix B. Numerical integration of the Cauchy integral