, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 31–42 | Cite as

Computer model for vedavati ground water basin. Part 1. Well field model

  • Kandula V. N. Sarma
  • K Sridharan
  • A Achutha Rao
  • C S S Sarma


It is shown that a leaky aquifer model can be used for well field analysis in hard rock areas, treating the upper weathered and clayey layers as a composite unconfined aquitard overlying a deeper fractured aquifer. Two long-duration pump test studies are reported in granitic and schist regions in the Vedavati river basin. The validity of simplifications in the analytical solution is verified by finite difference computations.


Ground water well field model hard rock leaky aquifer computer model 

List of symbols

D, D

thickness of the aquifer and the aquitard, respectively


vertical hydraulic conductivity in aquitard


discharge at pumping well

s, s

drawdown in the aquifer and in the aquitard, respectively

S, S

storage coefficient of the aquifer and of the aquitard (specific yield), respectively



Tx, Ty

transmissivities in thex direction and in they direction, respectively

u, u

nondimensional parameters in the drawdown solution


well functions in the drawdown solution

x, y

space coordinates along principal axes


vertical coordinate

δ ( )

Dirac delta function


complementary error function

η, ψ

parameters in well functions


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kandula V. N. Sarma
    • 1
  • K Sridharan
    • 1
  • A Achutha Rao
    • 1
    • 2
  • C S S Sarma
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Central Ground Water BoardJayanagar, BangaloreIndia

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