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Relationships between basic soils-engineering equations and basic ground-water flow equations

Water Supply Paper 2064

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Abstract

The many varied though related terms developed by ground-water hydrologists and by soils engineers are useful to each discipline, but their differences in terminology hinder the use of related information in interdisciplinary studies. Equations for the Terzaghi theory of consolidation and equations for ground-water flow are identical under specific conditions. A combination of the two sets of equations relates porosity to void ratio and relates the modulus of elasticity to the coefficient of compressibility, coefficient of volume compressibility, compression index, coefficient of consolidation, specific storage, and ultimate compaction. Also, transient ground-water flow is related to coefficient of consolidation, rate of soil compaction, and hydraulic conductivity. Examples show that soils-engineering data and concepts are useful to solution of problems in ground-water hydrology.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Relationships between basic soils-engineering equations and basic ground-water flow equations
Series title:
Water Supply Paper
Series number:
2064
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1980
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Geological Survey ; For sale by Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off.,
Description:
vi, 40 p. :ill. ;23 cm.