David Dominic (Committee Co-chair), Allen Hunt (Committee Member), Robert Ritzi (Committee Co-chair)
Master of Science (MS)
Porosity and permeability were measured in mixtures of fine, medium, and coarse sand, where the volume fraction of each of the three components was systematically varied. The porosity varies non-linearly with the volume fractions, and can be modeled with a piecewise-linear approach. The permeability also varies non-linearly with the volume fractions. Permeability can be modeled with the Kozeny-Carman equation using a recursive approach for computing the representative grain size from those of the components in the mixture.
Department or Program
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Year Degree Awarded
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