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Some measurements of the permeability of kaolin

Al-Tabbaa, A and Wood, DM (1988) Some measurements of the permeability of kaolin. Geotechnique, 38. pp. 453-454. ISSN 0016-8505

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Abstract

The writers wish to present some additional data obtained independently and with different techniques that confirm the results published in the paper. For these tests, the speswhite kaolin clay was prepared as a slurry with a water content of 133 percent and was then consolidated one-dimensionally under an axial stress of 100 kPa in a 203 mm dia. tube. The results presented here show that the anisotropy of permeability is completely preserved (even after the sample is compressed isotropical) as long as the initial part of the stress path corresponds to one-dimensional compression. The data supports the speculation by the authors regarding permeability anisotropy for stress paths other than one-dimensional compression.

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