Volume 27, Issue 6 (November 2004)

    Determination of the Hydraulic Conductivity Function of a Highly Compressible Material Based on Tests with Saturated Samples

    (Received 2 January 2003; accepted 12 May 2004)

    CODEN: GTJOAD

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    Abstract

    An alternative procedure to determine the hydranlic conductivity function (k-function) based on relationships between saturated hydraulic conductivity and void ratio and between air-entry value and void ratio is proposed. The procedure was applied to determine the k-function of deinking by-products, a highly compressible industrial by-product that is used as alternative material in geoenvironmental applications. The validity of the procedure is verified by comparing the k-function of a compressible soil obtained based on the proposed procedure (using published experimental data) with experimentally determined unsaturated hydraulic conductivities for the same soil.


    Author Information:

    Parent, S-É
    Ph.D. candidate, Univ. de Sherbrooke, Quebec,

    Cabral, A
    Professor, Univ. de Sherbrooke, SherbrookeQuebec,

    Avanzi, ED
    Assistant Professor, Federal University of Paraná,

    Zornberg, JG
    Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin,


    Stock #: GTJ11854

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ11854

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    Title Determination of the Hydraulic Conductivity Function of a Highly Compressible Material Based on Tests with Saturated Samples
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    Committee D18