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0 RESULTS AND CALCULATIONS

Falling Head Permeability test

Location: Geotechnic Laboratory Sample no: 1


Operator: Azry, Shazwan, Zizul, Leong, Ghazi Date: 14/11/2013

Soil description:
Method of
preparation:

Sample diameter, D: 99.21 mm Sample length, L: 129.84 mm


Sample area, A: 7730.38 Sample volume, V: 1003.7 cm3
mm2
Mass of mould: Mass of sample + mould: 2820.0 g
960 g
Mass of sample: 1860
g

S.G. measured/assumed: Voids ratio:


Bulk density, : 16.43 Dry density, : 14.94
kN/m3 kN/m3
Moisture content: 20 Test temperature: - c
%

Standpipe diameter: 4.05 mm Standpipe area, a: 12.88 mm2

Reading:
h1 h2
Reference Height above Height above Test
point datum, y outlet, h Height ratios
No. Time, t
(mm) (mm)
(min)
1 933.6 833.6 1 0.48 1.12
2 833.6 733.6 2 1.05 1.14
3 733.6 633.6 3 1.60 1.16
4 633.6 533.6 4 2.22 1.19

Calculations:
7.0 QUESTIONS

1. Determine the coefficient of permeability for the given sample of soil.

2.303aL h 
Permeability, k  log 10  1 (m / s) =
1000 xAx60t  h2 

2.303x12.88 x129.84  933.6 


k1  log 10  ( m / s )
1000 x7730.38 x60 x0.48  833.6 
= 8.51 x 10-7 m/s

2.303 x12.88 x129.84  833.6 


k2  log 10  ( m / s )
1000 x7730.38 x60 x1.05  733.6 

= 4.39 x 10-7 m/s

2.303 x12.88 x129.84  733.6 


k3  log 10  ( m / s )
1000 x7730.38 x60 x1.60  633.6 

= 3.30 x 10-7 m/s

2.303x12.88 x129.84  633.6 


k4  log 10  ( m / s )
1000 x7730.38 x60 x 2.22  533.6 

= 2.79 x 10-7 m/s