An accurate measurement campaign, carried out on a confined porous aquifer, expressly reproduced in laboratory, allowed the determining of hydraulic conductivity values by performing a series of slug tests. This was done for four porous medium configurations with dierent granulometric compositions. At the scale considered, intermediate between those of the laboratory and the field, the scalar behaviors of the hydraulic conductivity and the eective porosity was verified, determining the respective scaling laws. Moreover, assuming the eective porosity as scale parameter, the scaling laws of the hydraulic conductivity were determined for the dierent injection volumes of the slug test, determining a new relationship, valid for coarse-grained porous media. The results obtained allow the influence that the dierences among the characteristics of the porous media considered exerted on the scaling laws obtained to be highlighted. Finally, a comparison was made with the results obtained in a previous investigation carried out at the field scale.

Porous Medium Typology Influence on the Scaling Laws of Confined Aquifer Characteristic Parameters

Carmine Fallico;Agostino Lauria
;
Francesco Aristodemo
2020

Abstract

An accurate measurement campaign, carried out on a confined porous aquifer, expressly reproduced in laboratory, allowed the determining of hydraulic conductivity values by performing a series of slug tests. This was done for four porous medium configurations with dierent granulometric compositions. At the scale considered, intermediate between those of the laboratory and the field, the scalar behaviors of the hydraulic conductivity and the eective porosity was verified, determining the respective scaling laws. Moreover, assuming the eective porosity as scale parameter, the scaling laws of the hydraulic conductivity were determined for the dierent injection volumes of the slug test, determining a new relationship, valid for coarse-grained porous media. The results obtained allow the influence that the dierences among the characteristics of the porous media considered exerted on the scaling laws obtained to be highlighted. Finally, a comparison was made with the results obtained in a previous investigation carried out at the field scale.
hydraulic conductivity
effective porosity
scaling behavior
grain size analysis
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