Programs to simulate and analyse pumping tests in large-diameter wells
Pumping tests are traditionally analysed using simple graphical or type-curve methods. Such techniques become impractical when more than two or three parameters have to be determined and then computer-based techniques need to be employed. BGSPT is such a computer program. It has two elements: one for analysing pumping tests (PTFIT), and the other to simulate time-drawdown behaviour for a specified set of parameters (PTSIM). The model upon which both elements are based is a well, fully-penetrating a semi-confined aquifer of infinite extent.
Diagram of model variables ©NERC 2000
Features of the program include:
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The original version of this program was developed by John Barker for the analysis of pumping tests performed in Bangladesh as part of the IDA 4000 Deep Tubewell II Project, funded by the UK's Department for International Development (DFID). Further development was undertaken within the Basement Aquifer Research Project (1984-1989), also funded by DFID. In the years since 1989, John Barker has developed the program further to allow more flexibility. In 1996, John Barker moved from the British Geological Survey (BGS) to the Department of Geological Sciences of University College London (UCL).
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