Gradient effects on measured hydraulic conductivity

Christopher D.P. Baxter, Patrick Joseph Fox, Gerald A. Leonards

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The effects of hydraulic gradient applied during the measurement of hydraulic conductivity in the laboratory were investigated for a clay slurry using both consolidation and hydraulic conductivity tests. The results of the experimental program compare well to predictions given by a closed form analytical solution for flow under steady state conditions. Lastly, the implications of the research are discussed with regard to current hydraulic conductivity testing practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)746-757
Number of pages12
JournalGeotechnical Special Publication
Issue number46 /1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
EventProceedings of the Specialty Conference on Geotechnical Practice in Waste Disposal. Part 1 (of 2) - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: Feb 24 1995Feb 26 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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