Water seepage in clay soils with large dimensions of specimens and small head gradients


To raise the accuracy of determining seepage properties of clay soils, characterized by the coefficient of permeability, the authors, in conducting an experiment, significantly increased the cross-sectional area of the specimen being tested and raised the flow rate of seepage water. As a result, the duration of compaction of these soils was calculated more precisely.

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Institute of Mechanics and Geological Sciences, Academy of Sciences of Armenia. Translated from Osnovaniya, Fundamenty i Mekhanika Gruntov, No. 1, pp. 8–9, January–February, 1993.

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Meschyan, S.R., Petrosyan, T.L. Water seepage in clay soils with large dimensions of specimens and small head gradients. Soil Mech Found Eng 30, 8–10 (1993). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01743526

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  • Clay
  • Permeability
  • Compaction
  • Civil Engineer
  • Structural Foundation