of Earth Science |Northeastern
Objectives #10 (September 27,
the end of today's class, you
should be able to do the following:
Properties of Porous Materials
- Define the following terms, using appropriate units of
conductivity and permeability.
- Characterize rocks and sediments in terms of their
hydraulic conductivity and permeability,
giving typical ranges of values of these properties for each type of
rock and sediment.
- Explain the difference between hydraulic conductivity and
- Describe a lab method for measuring hydraulic conductivity.
Reminder: Exam #1 is on Oct. 4 (one
week from today).
v Properties of Porous Materials: Define these properties of porous
materials: hydraulic conductivity
and permeability. Explain the difference between them.
Write formulas to express
each quantity. Give a typical range of values for each property
in various rocks and sediments.
Measuring Hydraulic Conductivity and
Permeability: For Homework #3,
devise a test for measuring hydraulic conductivity. Using that
measure the hydraulic conductivity of two samples of sediments, and
write a lab report as per the instructions given on the homework
page. We will spend about 80 minutes of the class period on
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Last updated September 25, 2007.