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Hydraulic conductivity of saturated granular soils determined using a constriction-based technique
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  • Buddhima Indraratna, University of Wollongong
  • Vo Trong Nguyen, University of Wollongong
  • Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn, University of Wollongong
RIS ID
58083
Publication Date
1-1-2012
Publication Details

Indraratna, B., Nguyen, V. Trong. Rujikiatkamjorn, C. (2012). Hydraulic conductivity of saturated granular soils determined using a constriction-based technique. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 49 (5), 607-613.

Abstract
"This study presents a new semi-empirical approach for predicting the saturated hydraulic conductivity of noncohesive (granular) soils through a constriction size-based technique. For the same particle-size distribution of a granular filter material, there can be many different void distributions depending on the as-compacted density. Therefore, particle-size distribution is not unique in determining the hydraulic conductivity as proposed in numerous earlier studies. In contrast, the constriction-size distribution is unique for a given as-placed density of the material, and therefore it is a better representation of hydraulic conductivity as proposed in this study. Accordingly, the hydraulic conductivity of a granular medium can be represented by an empirical power function that has been established on the basis of 60 laboratory tests."
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Buddhima Indraratna, Vo Trong Nguyen and Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn. "Hydraulic conductivity of saturated granular soils determined using a constriction-based technique" (2012) p. 607 - 613
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/crujikiatkamjorn/136/