Investigators report on the relationships between electrical resistivity, compaction conditions, hydraulic conductivity, and index properties for 10 soils used to construct compacted soil liners with low field-scale hydraulic conductivity. The electrical resistivity of compacted clay is sensitive to compaction conditions, with lower electrical resistivity obtained for compaction at higher water content or greater compactive effort. A unique relationship exists between electrical resistivity and initial saturation for each clay that is independent of compactive effort. Also, a unique relationship between hydraulic conductivity and electrical resistivity exists for some soils. Electrical resistivity is correlated with index properties. Lower electrical resistivity are common in soils with higher liquid limit or plasticity index, a greater percentage of fines or clay, or a smaller coarse fraction.


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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 397-406
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  • Accession Number: 00721040
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1996 12:00AM