Volume 28, Issue 5 (September 2005)

    Apparatus Induced Error in Hydraulic Conductivity Measurement Using a Lucite® Fixed Wall Permeameter

    (Received 29 December 2003; accepted 28 March 2005)

    Published Online: 2005

    CODEN: GTJOAD

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    Abstract

    Hydraulic conductivity is the most variable parameter in geotechnical engineering. Although accurate measurement of hydraulic conductivity of fine-grained soil is not an easy task, it is often required to satisfy the legitimate requirements of various agencies regulating the design, construction, and operation of compacted clay liners. Results are sensitive to the experimental apparatus and testing procedure used for the measurement. As the flow volumes being measured are very small, any minute leakage of permeant during the test will significantly affect the results obtained. The quantification of a significant unexpected loss of permeant through fixed wall permeameters made of Lucite is documented and discussed in this paper.


    Author Information:

    Yeung, AT
    Associate Professor, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong,

    Sadek, SM
    Associate Professor, American University of BeirutDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Riad El Solh/Beirut,


    Stock #: GTJ12527

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ12527

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    Title Apparatus Induced Error in Hydraulic Conductivity Measurement Using a Lucite® Fixed Wall Permeameter
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    Committee D18