Session Start Date

6-1-1988

Abstract

Regulatory agencies are looking more frequently to in situ field hydraulic conductivity tests for the assessment of a liner's compliance to a specified hydraulic conductivity. Most field tests have evaluated hydraulic conductivity by measuring the infiltration rate of the liner. The infiltration rate can be used to arrive at a hydraulic conductivity value if the hydraulic boundary conditions of the test can be identified or if the head loss at different depths can be measured. A test fill of a clay liner was evaluated for its saturated vertical hydraulic conductivity. This paper discusses the use of eight tensiometers to measure soil suction at four depths beneath a double ring infiltrometer. The hydraulic conductivity results using the tensiometer data displayed good consistency and agreed well with laboratory test results.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Second Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

6-1-1988

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1988 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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A Modified Field Infiltrometer Test for Clay Liners

Regulatory agencies are looking more frequently to in situ field hydraulic conductivity tests for the assessment of a liner's compliance to a specified hydraulic conductivity. Most field tests have evaluated hydraulic conductivity by measuring the infiltration rate of the liner. The infiltration rate can be used to arrive at a hydraulic conductivity value if the hydraulic boundary conditions of the test can be identified or if the head loss at different depths can be measured. A test fill of a clay liner was evaluated for its saturated vertical hydraulic conductivity. This paper discusses the use of eight tensiometers to measure soil suction at four depths beneath a double ring infiltrometer. The hydraulic conductivity results using the tensiometer data displayed good consistency and agreed well with laboratory test results.