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Unformatted text preview: hour in order to maintain the water levels at A and E. The crosssectional area of the soil specimen is 1 square foot. (a) Compute the elevation head, total head and pressure head at points A, B, C, D and E. (b) Calculate the hydraulic conductivity (coefficient of permeability) of the soil and report your answer in units of cm/sec. and ft./min. (c) What type of soil would you expect this to be? Explain why. 2 ft. B 8 ft. 17 ft. C D E 23 ft. 29 ft. A Datum NOT TO SCALE SOIL 55 deg...
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 Fall '09
 BrentRosenblad
 Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering

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