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Taking the variations of hydraulic conductivity and storage coefficient into account for modeling hydrogeological processes and consolidation in saturated clays

Albert Dassargues
Prise en compte des variations de la permeabilite et du coefficient d'emmagasinement specifique dans les simulations hydrogeologiques de la consolidation en milieux argileux satures
Bulletin de la Societe Geologique de France (September 1998) 169 (5): 665-673

Abstract

It is well known that the consolidation of compressible silt-clay geological layers induces a decrease in porosity. Consequently, the hydraulic conductivity and the compressibility of the medium are also decreased and the hydrodynamic conditions changed. A full coupling between the groundwater flow and the subsidence processes must be taken into account with non-linear parameters. In saturated conditions, the specific storage coefficient is directly related to the volume compressibility of the medium; its evolution depends on the rheological law chosen to describe the consolidation of the medium. For the hydraulic conductivity, the choice of the variation law is more difficult and should be made in each case as a function of the experimental data and measurements. Comparisons are made between computations with constant and varying parameters. The computed pore pressures are strongly affected, automatically inducing the major differences in the calculated subsidences. Different laws of non-linearity for the hydraulic conductivity are tested on a practical case taken from the study of the land subsidence in Shanghai. This subsidence was induced by heavy groundwater withdrawal.


ISSN: 0037-9409
EISSN: 1777-5817
Coden: #02538
Serial Title: Bulletin de la Societe Geologique de France
Serial Volume: 169
Serial Issue: 5
Title: Prise en compte des variations de la permeabilite et du coefficient d'emmagasinement specifique dans les simulations hydrogeologiques de la consolidation en milieux argileux satures
Translated Title: Taking the variations of hydraulic conductivity and storage coefficient into account for modeling hydrogeological processes and consolidation in saturated clays
Author(s): Dassargues, Albert
Affiliation: Universite de Liege, Laboratoires de Geologie de l'Ingenieur, Liege, Belgium
Pages: 665-673
Published: 199809
Text Language: French
Summary Language: English
Publisher: Societe Geologique de France, Paris, France
References: 28
Accession Number: 1999-013852
Categories: Engineering geologyHydrogeology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
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Country of Publication: France
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 199905
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