Ingeniería, investigación y tecnología
versão impressa ISSN 1405-7743
GALLEGOS-FONSECA, G; LEAL-VACA, J.C. e ROJAS-GONZALEZ, E. Hydraulic Conductivity of a Silty Sand Obtained from the Soil Water Characteristic Curve. Ing. invest. y tecnol. [online]. 2011, vol.12, n.3, pp. 285-290. ISSN 1405-7743.
This work shows the determination of the hydraulic conductivity of a silty sand (SM), according to USCS. For this purpose, the soil water characteristic curve at drying and wetting was first determined. Then, these curves were adjusted using the Fredlund and Xing model and finally the hydraulic conductivity of the soil for both paths was obtained.
Palavras-chave : water flow; hydraulic conductivity; soil water characteristic curve; volumetric water content; suction.