Jump to main content

Contact Us

EPA On-line Tools for Site Assessment Calculation

Module Home Objectives Table of Contents Previous < Next >

Hydraulic Gradient
Gradient Calculation from fitting a plane to three points
a x1 + b y1 + c = h1
a x2 + b y2 + c = h2
a x3 + b y3 + c = h3

where (xi,yi) are the coordinates of the well and
hi is the head

i = 1,2,3

The gradient is calculated from the square root of (a2 + b2) and the angle from the arctangent of a/b or b/a depending on the quadrant
Site Name
Calculation basis
x-coordinate y-coordinate head
Gradient Magnitude (i)
Degrees from North (+ y axis)
Previous Top ^ Next

Home | Glossary | Notation | Links | References | Calculators

Contact Jim Weaver to ask a technical question on this material.

Jump to main content.