Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/191082
Title:
Theoretical and field studies of fluid flow in fractured rocks
Author:
Hsieh, P. A.(Paul A.)
Issue Date:
1983
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A comprehensive methodology of hydraulic testing in fractured rocks is presented. The methodology utilizes geological and geophysical information as background. It consists of conventional single-hole packer tests in conjection with a newly developed cross-hole packer test. The cross-hole method involves injecting fluid into a packed-off interval in one borehole and monitoring hydraulic head variations in packed-off intervals in neighboring boreholes. Borehole orientation is unrelated to the principal hydraulic conductivity directions which, therefore, need not be known a priori. The method yields complete information about the directional nature of hydraulic conductivity in three dimensions on a scale comparable to the distance between the test boreholes. In addition to providing all six components of the hydraulic conductivity tensor, the cross-hole method also yields the specific storage of the fractured rock mass. While the theory behind this method treats the rock as a homogeneous, anisotropic, porous medium, the test provides detailed information about the degree to which such assumptions may actually be vaild in the field. The method may also be useful as a tool for detecting, in the vicinity of the test area, major fractures or faults that have not been intercepted by boreholes. Preliminary results from a granitic site near Oracle in southern Arizona are presented together with details of the instrumentation designed and constructed specifically for that site.
Type:
Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic); text
Keywords:
Hydrology.; Groundwater flow -- Arizona -- Oracle Region -- Testing.; Groundwater flow -- Arizona -- Pinal County -- Testing.; Groundwater flow -- Arizona -- Oracle Region -- Mathematical models.; Groundwater flow -- Arizona -- Pinal County -- Mathematical models.; Groundwater flow -- Arizona -- Oracle Region -- Measurement.; Groundwater flow -- Arizona -- Pinal County -- Measurement.
Degree Name:
Ph. D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Neuman, Shlomo P.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleTheoretical and field studies of fluid flow in fractured rocksen_US
dc.creatorHsieh, P. A.(Paul A.)en_US
dc.contributor.authorHsieh, P. A.(Paul A.)en_US
dc.date.issued1983en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA comprehensive methodology of hydraulic testing in fractured rocks is presented. The methodology utilizes geological and geophysical information as background. It consists of conventional single-hole packer tests in conjection with a newly developed cross-hole packer test. The cross-hole method involves injecting fluid into a packed-off interval in one borehole and monitoring hydraulic head variations in packed-off intervals in neighboring boreholes. Borehole orientation is unrelated to the principal hydraulic conductivity directions which, therefore, need not be known a priori. The method yields complete information about the directional nature of hydraulic conductivity in three dimensions on a scale comparable to the distance between the test boreholes. In addition to providing all six components of the hydraulic conductivity tensor, the cross-hole method also yields the specific storage of the fractured rock mass. While the theory behind this method treats the rock as a homogeneous, anisotropic, porous medium, the test provides detailed information about the degree to which such assumptions may actually be vaild in the field. The method may also be useful as a tool for detecting, in the vicinity of the test area, major fractures or faults that have not been intercepted by boreholes. Preliminary results from a granitic site near Oracle in southern Arizona are presented together with details of the instrumentation designed and constructed specifically for that site.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subjectHydrology.en_US
dc.subjectGroundwater flow -- Arizona -- Oracle Region -- Testing.en_US
dc.subjectGroundwater flow -- Arizona -- Pinal County -- Testing.en_US
dc.subjectGroundwater flow -- Arizona -- Oracle Region -- Mathematical models.en_US
dc.subjectGroundwater flow -- Arizona -- Pinal County -- Mathematical models.en_US
dc.subjectGroundwater flow -- Arizona -- Oracle Region -- Measurement.en_US
dc.subjectGroundwater flow -- Arizona -- Pinal County -- Measurement.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairNeuman, Shlomo P.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBredehoeft, John D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSimpson, Eugene S.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMaddock III, Thomasen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDaemen, Jaak J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGlass, Charles E.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213097036en_US
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