Low Gradient Permeability Measurements in a Triaxial System
Permeability measurements were conducted with the flow-pump method on sand, sandy silt and silty clay specimens in a conventional triaxial system by introducing and withdrawing water at known constant flow rates into the base of a specimen with a flow-pump, and by monitoring the head difference induced across the length of the specimen with a sensitive differential pressure transducer. The results show that the previously reported advantages of the flow-pump method, compared with conventional constant head and falling head methods, were realized for permeability measurements in conventional triaxial equipment.
Geology, permeability, triaxial system
Olsen, H. W.; Nichols, R. W.; and Rice, Thomas L., "Low Gradient Permeability Measurements in a Triaxial System" (1985). Science and Mathematics Faculty Publications. 313.