STP1118: A Comparison of Field and Laboratory Measurements of Hydraulic Conductivity

    Picornell, M
    Assistant ProfessorConsulting Geotechnical Engineer, University of Texas at El Paso, El PasoMadrid, Texas

    Guerra, A
    Assistant ProfessorConsulting Geotechnical Engineer, University of Texas at El Paso, El PasoMadrid, Texas

    Pages: 16    Published: Jan 1992


    Abstract

    The hydraulic conductivity of a soil was measured in the laboratory and in the field. Although each technique used yielded consistent results, the hydraulic conductivity obtained differed over several orders of magnitude. These differences in hydraulic conductivity can only be attributed to macroscopic features that weigh differently depending on the mass of soil affected by the different tests.

    Keywords:

    Hydraulic Conductivity, field tests, silts, halloysite


    Paper ID: STP19139S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D18.04

    DOI: 10.1520/STP19139S


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