Volume 26, Issue 2 (June 2003)

    An Evaluation of Geometric Factors Used in the Two-Stage Borehole Test (ASTM D6391-99) Using the Finite Element Method

    (Received 25 May 2001; accepted 28 June 2002)

    Published Online: 2003

    CODEN: GTJOAD

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    Abstract

    Geometric or shape factors are constants used in the interpretation of in-situ hydraulic conductivity tests, such as the Two-Stage Borehole (TSB) test in ASTM D6391-99. The finite boundary condition shape factors used with the TSB test are an extension of those derived by Hvorslev (1951) for infinite boundary conditions. The accuracy of this extrapolation is investigated here, using the finite element method (FEM) as a tool for deriving shape factors for finite boundary conditions. The utilized FEM has been validated against closed-form solutions for other test geometries. The resulting errors from the incorrect use of shape factors with the TSB test are discussed, and new shape factors derived from the FEM are presented in the form of a chart.


    Author Information:

    Ratnam, S
    Research Student, Cambridge University Engineering Department, Cambridge,

    Soga, K
    Senior Lecturer, Cambridge University Engineering Department, Cambridge,


    Stock #: GTJ11323J

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ11323J

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    Title An Evaluation of Geometric Factors Used in the Two-Stage Borehole Test (ASTM D6391-99) Using the Finite Element Method
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