222.153 Testing Methods in Groundwater Engineering
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2024S, UE, 2.0h, 2.0EC

Course evaluation

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: UE Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to:

  1. Perform and analyze a groundwater well pumping test.
  2. Understand the theory behind geophysical methods for underground exploration.
  3. Analyze and interpret geophysical data for hydrogeological investigations
  4. Identify laboratory methods applicable to groundwater engineering.
  5. Plan a groundwater tracer test.

Subject of course

This course provides a comprehensive understanding of groundwater engineering and exploration techniques. Students will gain hands-on experience in performing and analyzing groundwater well pumping tests, collecting data and interpreting geophysical methods for underground exploration, identifying laboratory methods relevant to groundwater engineering, and planning groundwater tracer tests.

Teaching methods

Course Outline:

Introduction (08.03.2024)

  • Overview of course and organization

Theory and Analysis of Pumping Tests (15.03.2024)

  • Fundamentals of pumping tests
  • Types of pumping tests and their applications
  • Practical considerations in conducting pumping tests
  • Interpretation of pumping test data
  • Analysis of pumping tests

Practical Excercise Using Analysis Software Winflow (22.03.2024)

  • Learn the basics of Winflow
  • Complete a tutorial about analyzing a pumping test

Methods for Determining Hydraulic Conductivity (12.04.2024)

  • Laboratory methods for hydraulic conductivity determination
  • Applications of tracer methods in groundwater studies

Geophysical Methods for Underground Exploration (26.04.2024)

  • Hydrogeophysics
  • Electrical and electromagnetic methods in groundwater exploration
  • Interpretation of geophysical data

Petzenkirchen Field Trip (07.05.2024)

  • Laboratory tour in Petzenkirchen
  • Hands-on experience in conducting a pumping test
  • Conduct a hydro-geophysical survey
  • Evaluation of the geophysical results

Groundwater Laboratory Tracer Test (16.05.2024)

  • Planning and designing a tracer test
  • Practical aspects of tracer test execution
  • Analysis and interpretation of tracer test results
  • Geophysical monitoring

Course Evaluation (due on 01.07.2024):

  • Final report: Analyze pumping test and column tracer test data that was collected, using the methods learned in the course. Comparison of geophysical and hydrogeological results. Deliver a short report (~6 pages).

Mode of examination

Written

Additional information

The fieldwork in Petzenkirchen is a mandatory part of the course.  We will travel by train and the student is responsible for the cost of the train ticket (~40 euros).

Recommended Textbooks:

  • “Resistivity and induced polarization: Theory and applications to the near-surface earth” by Andrew Binley, and Lee Slater, L.
  • “Water Well and Aquifer Test Analysis” by Phil Hall

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Fri14:00 - 15:0008.03.2024Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Overview of course and organization
Fri09:00 - 11:0015.03.2024Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Theory and Analysis of Pumping Tests
Fri09:00 - 11:0022.03.2024Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Practical Exercise Using Analysis Software Winflow
Fri09:00 - 11:0012.04.2024Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Laboratory Methods & Tracer Tests
Fri14:00 - 16:0026.04.2024Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Geophysical Methods for Underground Exploration
Tue07:00 - 19:0007.05.2024 PetzenkirchenPetzenkirchen Field Trip
Thu13:00 - 17:0016.05.2024 Arsenal Groundwater LabGroundwater Laboratory Tracer Test
Fri14:00 - 15:0014.06.2024Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Optional Tutoring Session

Examination modalities

Final report: Analyze pumping test and column tracer test data that was collected, using the methods learned in the course. Comparison of geophysical and hydrogeological results. Deliver a short report (~6 pages).

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
04.02.2024 09:00 23.02.2024 18:00 23.02.2024 18:00

Registration modalities

Compulsory attendance to the exercises

Curricula

Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 566 Environmental Engineering Mandatory elective

Literature

No lecture notes are available.

Accompanying courses

Language

English