Problems of seepage to empty ditch and drain

N. B. Ilyinsky*, A. R. Kacimov

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

28 Citations (Scopus)


Analytical solutions for the maximum area of the cross section of a drain ditch and a mole drain are obtained. In the case of seepage to a ditch from an underflooded soil surface, the extreme curve is represented by a semicircle, with a constant value of flow velocity along the curve. Seepage to a system of empty horizontal drains is studied for one of three possible patterns of water tables. At low values of infiltration to a phreatic surface, the drain of a maximum area is nearly circular.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)871-877
Number of pages7
JournalWater Resources Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology


Dive into the research topics of 'Problems of seepage to empty ditch and drain'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this