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ASTM (2009) D3385-09, Standard Test Method for Infiltration Rate of Soils in Field Using Double-Ring Infiltrometer. ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA.

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  • TITLE: Double-Ring Infiltrometer for In-Situ Permeability Determination of Dam Material

    AUTHORS: Hans Rönnqvist

    KEYWORDS: Double-Ring Infiltrometer, DRI, Hydraulic Conductivity, Permeability, Infiltration Rate, Postglacial, Silt, Sand, Glacial, Till

    JOURNAL NAME: Engineering, Vol.10 No.6, June 21, 2018

    ABSTRACT: Three types of natural soils are studied in this paper: 1) a postglacial silt, 2) a glacial till, and 3) a postglacial sand. The former two are soils from embankment dam sites in Sweden, and the latter is a soil from a natural deposit situated in the Swedish east coastal region. In situ Double-ring infiltrometer (DRI) tests are compared with laboratory constant-head permeability determinations. This study shows that the DRI tests conducted on sandy-silty soils are within sufficient range to the laboratory results, to suggest that in situ near-saturated infiltration capacity may be used as a field estimate of hydraulic conductivity (permeability) for this range of soils. In situ infiltrometer testing may be the better alternative when there is difficulty in achieving representative field conditions in a laboratory setting, e.g., for widely graded soils such as glacial tills.