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)


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 | Permeability (material) | Linings | Temperature measurement | Porous media | Material tests | Soil water | Permits | New York | United States

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