Modification of the Bouwer and Rice Method to a Cutoff Wall with a Filter Cake

The Bao Nguyen, Chulho Lee, Sewon Kim, Hangseok Choi

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The Bouwer and Rice method is a line-fitting method used to estimate the hydraulic conductivity of an aquifer by means of a slug test. When considering a relatively impermeable layer, called a filter cake, which may form at the interface between a cutoff wall and the natural soil formation, the assumptions of the Bouwer and Rice method are violated. A modification of the Bouwer and Rice method is proposed that incorporates the concept of a flow net, whereby the geometry of the cutoff wall and filter cake is effectively considered in estimating the hydraulic conductivity of a vertical cutoff wall.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)898-902
Number of pages5
JournalGround Water
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology
  • Computers in Earth Sciences

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