Analytic elements of smooth shapes

Otto D Strack, Patrick R. Nevison

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We present a method for producing analytic elements of a smooth shape, obtained using conformal mapping. Applications are presented for a case of impermeable analytic elements as well as for head-specified ones. The mathematical operations necessary to use the elements in practical problems can be carried out before modeling of flow problems begins. A catalog of shapes, along with pre-determined coefficients could be established on the basis of the approach presented here, making applications in the field straight forward.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-239
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Hydrology
Issue numberP1
StatePublished - Oct 1 2015


  • Analytic element method
  • Complex variable methods
  • Conformal mapping
  • Impermeable boundaries of arbitrary shape
  • Lakes of arbitrary shape


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