Theis and Thiem solution

30 June 2016

This document verifies that groundwater flow principles are correctly implemented in PLAXIS. Assuming a horizontal confined aquifer, the radial flow towards a well is studied under transient and steady-state flow conditions. PLAXIS results are compared with the analytical solutions presented by Theis (1935) and Thiem (1906).

Used version:

  • PLAXIS 2D: 2018.00 | 2016.01 | Version 2015.02 (PlaxFlow module)
  • PLAXIS 3D: 2018.00 | 2016.02 | AE.01 (PlaxFlow module)

This requires a PlaxFlow module for groundwater flow

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