A system to measure permeability of unsaturated soils using local pin-type sensors in triaxial apparatus

Jaylord U.Tan Tian, Junichi Koseki, Hailong Wang, Hiroyuki Kyokawa, Takeshi Sato

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Abstract

This paper describes development of a triaxial permeameter apparatus for measuring coefficient of permeability of unsaturated soils by directly measuring the head difference between two points in a specimen using local pin-type sensors. The local pin-type sensors are made of stainless steel wrapped with membrane filter to measure suction. The apparatus includes the measurement of inflow rate by Mariotte's bottle and a weighing scale, while outflow rate is measured by burettes and a differential pressure transducer (DPT). Typical results show that the steady state flow condition can be achieved by using membrane filters to allow passage of water but prevent flow of free air. At steady state flow condition and reasonably stable measured head by the local pin-type sensors, permeability values were obtained by simple average.

Original languageEnglish
Pages305-309
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soils, AP-UNSAT 2019 - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: 2019 Aug 232019 Aug 25

Conference

Conference7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soils, AP-UNSAT 2019
CountryJapan
CityNagoya
Period19/8/2319/8/25

Keywords

  • Flexible Wall
  • Local Pin-Type Sensors
  • Permeability
  • Triaxial Apparatus
  • Unsaturated Soils

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Soil Science

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