Measurement of field hydraulic conductivity for a Quito soil

Camilo Zapata, Shuyin Feng, E A Holcombe, Paul J Vardanega*, Eliana Jiménez

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart Geotechnics for Smart Societies
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 17th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (17ARC), Astana, Kazakhstan, 14-18 August 2023
EditorsAskar Zhussupbekov, Assel Sarsembayeva, Victor N. Kaliakin
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema, Taylor & Francis Group
Pages430-434
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-100329912-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Aug 2023
Event17th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering - Astana, Kazakhstan
Duration: 14 Aug 202318 Aug 2023

Conference

Conference17th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
Abbreviated title17ARC
Country/TerritoryKazakhstan
CityAstana
Period14/08/2318/08/23

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2023 selection and editorial matter, Askar Zhussupbekov, Assel Sarsembayeva & Victor N. Kaliakin; individual chapters, the contributors.

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