"Relationships for permeability of kaolinite versus degree of saturation and permeability versus flow are developed for 0.005 N calcium sulphate, xylene and aniline permeants using the triaxial flexible wall permeameter. The clay was statically compacted at degrees of saturation of 50%, 75% and 100%. A gradient of 277 was used for the permeability tests.
The initial degree of saturation was inversely related to the permeability of the clay. Saturated clay samples were found to be virtually impervious to aniline and xylene. As the degree of saturation decreased, the permeability increased with the initial volume of flow equivalent to the volume of air space, thereby saturating the sample. Subsequent flow occurred at a stabilized permeability. The stabilized permeability is independent of the initial degree of saturation for the standard permeant (0.005 N calcium sulphate)"--Abstract, page iii.
Stephenson, Richard Wesley
Dempsey, Brian A.
Rockaway, John D.
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
M.S. in Civil Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
viii, 63 pages
© 1985 Mark Alan Harms, All rights reserved.
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Library of Congress Subject Headings
Clay minerals -- Permeability
Kaolinite -- Permeability
Soil permeability -- Testing
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Harms, Mark Alan, "The effect of the degree of saturation on the permeability of a compacted clay to organic permeants" (1985). Masters Theses. 367.