Vadose zone permeability tests: summary.

D. B. Stephens, S. P. Neuman

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Solutions to determine saturated hydraulic conductivity above a water table by means of constant head borehole infiltration tests are summarized and critiqued. Analytical solutions are available for open and partly cased boreholes and deep and shallow water table conditions. The formulas are based on various simplifying assumptions pertaining to soil properties and boundary conditions. None of the solutions account for capillary effects. -from ASCE Publications Abstracts

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)623-639
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of the Hydraulics Division - ASCE
Issue numberHY5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982


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