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Geomechanics and Engineering   Volume 3, Number 2, June 2011, pages 109-116
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/gae.2011.3.2.109
 
A note on Hvorslev s shape factor for a flush bottom piezometer in uniform soil
Vincenzo Silvestri, Christian Bravo-Jonard and Ghassan Abou-Samra

 
Abstract     [Full Text]
    This note presents an analytical solution for the determination of the shape factor of a flush bottom piezometer in a uniform, isotropic, and incompressible deep soil deposit. The deduced shape factor is compared to published values obtained by approximate methods. Depending on the selected value, the difference may reach 11%.
 
Key Words
    hydraulic conductivity; shape factor; flush bottom piezometer; analytical solution; comparisons.
 
Address
Vincenzo Silvestri, Christian Bravo-Jonard and Ghassan Abou-Samra: Department of Civil, Geological, and Mining Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique, P. B. 6079, Station Centre-Ville, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3C 3A7
 

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