Measurement of field hydraulic conductivity for a Quito soil

Zapata, C. and Feng, Shuyin and Holcombe, E.A. and Vardanega, P.J. and Jiménez, E. (2023) Measurement of field hydraulic conductivity for a Quito soil. In: Smart Geotechnics for Smart Societies. Taylor & Francis, pp. 430-434. ISBN 9781003299127

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In Quito, Ecuador, landslides present a significant threat to communities settled on hillsides and ravine slopes, and geotechnical data is needed to assess slope stability. Saturated hydraulic conductivity is a key input parameter for mechanistic modelling of rainfall infiltration and the pore water pressure conditions that can trigger landslides. This paper presents field data of in-situ saturated hydraulic conductivity by working with communities to conduct field measurements on the cemented volcanoclastic soils found in Quito. The new field data is then compared with predictions from recently established geodatabases of hydraulic conductivity obtained from laboratory tests on fine-grained and granular soil.

Item Type: Book Section
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1 January 2023Published
Subjects: CAH13 - architecture, building and planning > CAH13-01 - architecture, building and planning > CAH13-01-02 - building
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > College of Built Environment
Depositing User: Gemma Tonks
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2024 13:24
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2024 11:45

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