Hydraulic Conductivity

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Fluid Dynamics

darcys law 3Hydraulic conductivity, abbreviated as k, is the ease with which a fluid can move through porous spaces or fractures.  

 

Formulas that use Hydraulic Conductivity

\(\large{ k = \frac{ Q }{ i \; A_c }   }\)   
\(\large{ k =  \frac{v}{i}   }\)   (Darcy velocity

Where:

\(\large{ k }\) = hydraulic conductivity

\(\large{ A_c }\) = area cross-section of flow

\(\large{ v }\) = Darcy velocity or flux

\(\large{ Q }\) = flow rate

\(\large{ i }\) = hydraulic gradient

 

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