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New Concepts for Water Well Screen Opening and Gravel Pack Size
American Journal of Water Science and Engineering
Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2020, Pages: 104-111
Received: Sep. 16, 2020; Accepted: Oct. 12, 2020; Published: Oct. 30, 2020
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Ahmed Babeker Elhag, Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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The purpose of the study to obtained well screens opening size and gravel packs size, and to access within the groundwater inter through the aquifer to the well screen and prevent running sand from entering the well. The use of properly designed screen and gravels are important and this paper is an important reference for the design of groundwater wells. In this study, the purpose of the circle method is to design water well and the benefits of sand control. The determination of screen slot size and its variation in the opening is often a major aim of hydrogeological studies. However, measurement of hydraulic conductivity (K) at a high spatial resolution in sedimentary aquifers is a challenge. One commonly used approach is to estimate slot size from grain size analysis. The objectives of this study are to compare between curve of grain size analysis, bar graph and circle method used applied different formulas for the determination of slot size from grain-size data and to evaluate how well this method predicts slot size and gravel pack. Correlation between the mechanical analysis curve, bar graph and the circle methods were found for the used applied different formulas. Based on circle results, the applied circle formulas appear to be suitable for an initial assessment of aquifer properties. However, considering the difference in calculated aquifer parameter values, results are smaller significantly and reliable for the high analysis of aquifer materials.
New Concept, Sieve Analysis, Grain Size Distribution, Bar Graph and Circle Diagram, Aquifer Materials
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Ahmed Babeker Elhag, New Concepts for Water Well Screen Opening and Gravel Pack Size, American Journal of Water Science and Engineering. Vol. 6, No. 4, 2020, pp. 104-111. doi: 10.11648/j.ajwse.20200604.11
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