Permeability Coefficient

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Geotechnical Engineering

Permeability coefficient, abbreviated as k, also called coefficient of permeability, is the measure of how much water can easily flow through the soil.

 

Permeability Coefficient formula

\(\large{ k =  n \;  v   }\)   

Where:

 Units English Metric
\(\large{ k } \) = permeability coefficient \(\large{\frac{ft}{sec}}\) \(\large{\frac{m}{s}}\)
\(\large{ n } \) = porosity \(\large{dimensionless}\)
\(\large{ v } \) = velocity of water flowing through pores \(\large{\frac{ft}{sec}}\) \(\large{\frac{m}{s}}\)

 

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