SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1970

Suggested Method of Test for Permeability and Capillarity of Soils and Soil Mixtures


This test is intended to determine the coefficient of permeability of undisturbed soil samples or prepared samples of a specified moisture content and density. The procedure leads to a measure of the percolation rate and the equivalent capillary head which must be exceeded before percolation takes place.

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Housel, WS
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
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Developed by Committee: D18
Pages: 172–179
DOI: 10.1520/STP38501S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5570-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0051-0