An aquifer pumping test is conducted to evaluate an aquifer by "stimulating" the aquifer through constant pumping, and observing the aquifer's "response" (drawdown) in observation wells.
Aquifer testing is a common tool that hydrologists use to characterize
a system of aquifers, aquitards and flow system boundaries.Users can
run the application in two ways.
a) The easiest way is to launch a Java applet and run the test. The Java applet can be run from this link. In this way the users
will have to input the time vs drawdown data by hand.
b) The users can download the Java application (nonleakyaquifer.jar available from this link) and run it from their own
machine. The users will
have to have Java Runtime Environment installed in their machine. In
Windows machine, the
executable jar can be run usually by
double clicking the downloaded jar file. Otherwise the users will
have to open a
terminal, change current directory to
the directory containing the jar file and run the following command
java -jar nonleakyaquifer.jar
When the users run this
program, they will be able to input the measured data (time vs
drawdown) from a disk file. The
input file has a specific
format. There is an Excel macro (AquiferDataInput.xls) which the users can use to input time
drawdown data. This Excel macro
will generate the input file in the appropriate format. The Excel macro
downloaded from this link.
A user guide describing how to use the application is available in PDF format.
Developed by A. J. Valocchi (firstname.lastname@example.org), Munawar Hafiz (email@example.com)