Journal Published Online: 01 November 2004
Volume 27, Issue 6

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



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
Univ. de Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
Cabral, A
Univ. de Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
Avanzi, ED
Federal University of Paraná, Brazil
Zornberg, JG
University of Texas at Austin
Pages: 5
Price: $25.00
Reprints and Permissions
Reprints and copyright permissions can be requested through the
Copyright Clearance Center
Stock #: GTJ11854
ISSN: 0149-6115
DOI: 10.1520/GTJ11854