Porosity and Permeability in Ternary Sediment Mixtures

by Esselburn, Jason Dennis

Abstract (Summary)
Porosity and permeability were measured in mixtures of fine, medium, and coarse sand, where the volume fraction of each of the three components was systematically varied. The porosity varies non-linearly with the volume fractions, and can be modeled with a piecewise-linear approach. The permeability also varies non-linearly with the volume fractions. Permeability can be modeled with the Kozeny-Carman equation using a recursive approach for computing the representative grain size from those of the components in the mixture.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Wright State University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:porosity permeability hydrogeology kozeny carman fractional packing


Date of Publication:07/01/2009

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