A Note on the Validity of Hvorslev’s Shape Factors for Well Points and Piezometers

    Volume 36, Issue 1 (January 2013)

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    CODEN: GTJOAD

    Published Online: 10 December 2012

    Page Count: 8


    Silvestri, Vincenzo
    Professor, Dept. of Civil, Geological, and Mining Engineering, École Polytechnique, Montréal, Québec,

    Bravo-Jonard, Christian
    Research assistant, Dept. of Civil, Geological, and Mining Engineering, École Polytechnique, Montréal, Québec,

    Abou-Samra, Ghassan
    Research assistant, Dept. of Civil, Geological, and Mining Engineering, École Polytechnique, Montréal, Québec,

    (Received 11 May 2012; accepted 26 September 2012)

    Abstract

    Recently, the validity of Hvorslev’s shape factors for constant-head tests has been questioned. The present note shows that the discrepancy between the recently proposed relationship and those of Hvorslev is due to different definitions of the aspect ratio. It is also indicated that the proposed relationship cannot be extended to short porous probes.


    Paper ID: GTJ20120072

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ20120072

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    Title A Note on the Validity of Hvorslev’s Shape Factors for Well Points and Piezometers
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