Course Details

Groundwater Hydraulics

Academic Year 2024/25

NRA012 course is part of 1 study plan

NPC-SIV Winter Semester 1st year

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5 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit and examination

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective


1. Introduction, basic assumptions applied in ground water hydraulics, Darcy’s equation. 2. Basic governing equations – law of mass conservation, Darcy’s formula. 3. 1 D flow, well hydraulics in steady state 4. 1 D – well hydraulics. Pumping test evaluation. 5. 1D – problems of one-dimensional seepage – FEM. 6.–7. Two-dimensional seepage in horizontal plane – interference of wells, FEM. 8.–9. Two-dimensional seepage in vertical plane – drawing and evaluation of flow net + FEM. 10. Deformation due to seepage. 11. Unsaturated zone hydraulics. 12. Contaminant transport in groundwater. 13. Introduction to the stochastic modelling. 12.–13. Solute transport in ground water.


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory


1. Basics of groundwater flow. 2. Specific discharge, seepage velocity, pressure and piezometric head. 3. Darcy law, experiment. 4. 1D steady state flow – analytical solution. 5. 1D steady state flow – numerical solution. 6. 2D steady state flow – vertical plane – numerical solution. 7. 2D steady state flow – horizontal plane – numerical solution. 8. Potential flow theory, flow nets. 9. 1D unsteady state flow – numerical solution. 10. Flow to the well – steady state. 11. Pumping test. 12. system of wells, analytical steady state solution.