Coefficient of Permeability
This test method covers the determination of the coefficient of permeability by a constant-head method for the laminar flow of water through granular soils. The procedure is to establish representative values of the coefficient of permeability of granular soils that may occur in natural deposits as placed in embankments, or when used as base courses under pavements. In order to limit consolidation influences during testing, this procedure is limited to disturbed granular soils containing not more than 10% soil passing the 75-µm (#200 sieve).
10 kg to 2000 g, depending on maximum particle size
Constant head, granular, permeability, fixed wall permeability, hydraulic conductivity