In situ measurement of the permeability of slurry walls

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Abstract

In order to employ Bouwer and Rice's method for determining the in situ permeability of slurry walls, several corrections are required. These corrections are necessary because of the effects of cutoff wall geometry, water-table position and presence of different materials within the slurry wall. It has been found that the actual field value of the effective radius proposed by Bouwer and Rice is considerably higher for a slurry wall than the theoretically calculated value. The results of this study yield an effective radius value which is equal to between 60 to 90% of the width of the slurry wall.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
PublisherPubl by A.A. Balkema
Pages1475-1478
Number of pages4
Volume3
ISBN (Print)9061918936
StatePublished - 1989
EventProceedings of the 12th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering - Rio de Janeiro, Br
Duration: Aug 13 1989Aug 18 1989

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OtherProceedings of the 12th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
CityRio de Janeiro, Br
Period8/13/898/18/89

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Bhatia, S. K. (1989). In situ measurement of the permeability of slurry walls. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering (Vol. 3, pp. 1475-1478). Publ by A.A. Balkema.