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What is falling head permeability test?
Last Updated: 1st May, 2020
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Just so, what is a permeability test?
The constant head permeability test is a laboratory experiment conducted to determine the permeability of soil. The soils that are suitable for this tests are sand and gravels. The test can be employed to test granular soils either reconstituted or disturbed.
Secondly, how do you measure permeability? According to Darcy's law, the rate of flow of liquid through a porous body is proportional to the pressure gradient in the pores. To measure the permeability, a pressure differential is applied across a layer of porous material and the rate of flow is measured.
Moreover, what is constant head?
A constant-head test (or constant-drawdown test) is a controlled field experiment in which head (drawdown) in a control well is maintained at a constant level while discharge is monitored through time at the contol well; water-level response (drawdown) may be measured in one or more nearby observation wells.
What is the purpose of the falling head permeability test?
The falling head permeability test is a common laboratory testing method used to determine the permeability of fine grained soils with intermediate and low permeability such as silts and clays. This testing method can be applied to an undisturbed sample.