What are the types of water flow in soil?
The flow of water through soils may be either a laminar flow or turbulent flow
In what way, do the fluid particles travel in a turbulent flow?
The pore size in gravel is larger, hence the gravels are highly permeable than sand which is least permeable.
The law of flow of water through soil was first studied by___________
In 1856, Darcy studied the law of flow of water through soil and demonstrated experimentally the laminar flow conditions.
Which of the following equation defines Darcy’s law?
According to Darcy’s law, the rate of flow or discharge per unit area is proportional to the hydraulic gradient .
q α i
q = K i A, where K =Darcy’s coefficient of permeability
A = total cross-sectional area.
Coefficient of permeability or simple permeability is expressed in terms of ____________
As the dimension of the coefficient of permeability k are same as those of velocity. It is expressed in terms of cm/sec or m/day or feet/day.
The co-efficient of permeability of fine sand is____________
For fine sand, the coefficient of permeability is 0.05 to 0.001 cm /sec or
5×10-2 to 1×10-3.
Darcy’s law is valid for only___________
Darcy’s la of linear dependency between the velocity of flow and hydraulic agent is valid for only laminar flow conditions in the soil.
Darcy’s law is valid as long as it is equal to or less than____________
In 1933, Lewis and Barnes demonstrated experimentally that Darcy’s law is valid if it is ≤ 1.
Stiff clays are______________permeable.
As stiff clay does not contain any porous materials, it may be termed as least permeable or impermeable.