GROUNDWATER HYDROLOGY

Second cycle degree in ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: MATTEO CAMPORESE

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: Mathematical analysis, statistics, fluid mechanics.
Examination methods: Oral examination and discussion of an optional project assignment. The top mark achievable without the assignment is 27/30. The assignment consists in the application of a numerical model to a real-world test case. Further details will be made available in the Moodle website of the course.
Course unit contents: 1. Introduction: Hydrologic Cycle, Water Balance. 2. Aquifer Properties and Types:
Hydraulic Conductivity, Darcy’s Law, Hydraulic Head, Elastic Storage, Homogeneity and Isotropy, Compressibility and Effective Stress. 3. Groundwater Flow in Saturated Media: Analytical Solutions, Flow Nets. 4. Unsaturated Porous Media, Groundwater Flow in Unsaturated Media. 5. Confined Aquifers: Well Hydraulics, Analytical Solutions, Aquifer Testing. 6. Leaky Aquifers: Well Hydraulics, Analytical Solutions, Aquifer Testing. 7. Unconfined Aquifers: Well Hydraulics, Analytical Solutions, Aquifer Testing. 8. Stream Aquifer Interaction: Semi-analytical and Numerical Models. 9. Introduction to Groundwater Solute Transport. 10. Fundamentals of geostatistics and hydrogeophysics.