Time and scale effects in laboratory permeability testing of compacted clay soil
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Permeability (hydraulic conductivity) testing of clays in the laboratory typically requires a significant amount of time. It is hypothesized that the time required for clay permeability test can be reduced substantially through a statistical modelling technique known as "time series analysis". In order to test this hypothesis, permeability tests were performed on compacted samples of a silty clay soil in a standard Proctor mold (9.4 x 10-4 m3). The soil was separated into five different fractions representing five ranges in precompaction clod sizes. Constant-head permeability tests were performed ...