Field Permeability Test for Earthen Liners

by David E. Daniel, Univ of Texas, Austin, TX, USA,
Stephen J. Trautwein, Univ of Texas, Austin, TX, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Use of In Situ Tests in Geotechnical Engineering

Discussion: Yamamoto Leonard O. (See full record)

Abstract: A sealed double-ring infiltrometer (SDRI) was developed for in-situ measurements of the hydraulic conductivity of earthen liners and covers. The characteristic of the SDRI that distinguishes it from other infiltrometers is a sealed inner ring, which permits measurement of low infiltration rates and minimizes problems with temperature fluctuations and evaporation. Two SDRI's were used successfully at a waste disposal facility near Niagara Falls, New York.

Subject Headings: Field tests | Linings | Permeability (material) | Material tests | Porous media flow | Hydraulic conductivity | Soil water | Flow measurement | Temperature measurement | North America | United States | New York

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