Characterization of hydraulic behaviours of coarse rock materials in a large permeameter
2013 (English)In: Journal of Geoscience and Environment ProtectionArticle in journal (Refereed) Published
The hydraulic behavior of a rock material structure is a major feature for its design and safety assessment. Similar to all other physical prob-lems, in order to enclose the governing equations systems and achieve a solution, the hydraulic characteristics of these materials need to be determined experimentally and implemented then into adopted thermo-dynamical models. This paper covers the process of the design, con-struction and operation of an experimental rig built for this specific purpose. Using the constructed large-scale permeameter, tests have been conducted. The non-linear hydraulic behavior of various materials under extreme turbulent conditions, where Reynolds number reaches un-precedented values, has not been studied before. Preliminary results are presented and discussed.
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Experimental study; Permeameter; Coarse rock material; Turbulent flow; Reynolds number
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-179743OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-179743DiVA: diva2:889208
QC 201601072015-12-222015-12-222016-01-07Bibliographically approved