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Correlation Between Falling Head and Double Ring Testing for a Full-Scale Infiltration Study

Title: Correlation Between Falling Head and Double Ring Testing for a Full-Scale Infiltration Study.
Name(s): Hayden, Audra H., author
Tawfiq, Kamal, professor directing thesis
Rambo-Roddenberry, Michelle, committee member
Ping, Wei-Chou V., committee member
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2010
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Stormwater management facility design is a branch of engineering that demands a full understanding of soil and permeability and how water infiltrates into the ground. With new residential and commercial developments, holding facilities for rainwater are required. Due to the cost associated with purchasing land for holding water, the idea is to make the pond dimensions as small as possible. With this idea, the engineer will need a precise way to determine the rate at which water will infiltrate into the soil. This research centers on determining how permeability most accurately predicts a stormwater pond's actual infiltration rate. Several estimations for permeability have been evaluated: grain-size correlations, falling head permeameters, double ring infiltrometer tests and single ring infiltrometer tests. For this research, an existing stormwater facility was chosen. At this location, the field tests were conducted and subsurface samples were taken for laboratory analysis. In addition, to measure the actual field infiltration rate, a staff gage was installed and monitored after a precipitation event. The program MODRET was utilized to determine which of the various estimations of permeability yield an infiltration that most closely resembles that of monitored existing conditions.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-4193 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2010.
Date of Defense: November 18, 2009.
Keywords: Modret, Falling Head Permeability, Double Ring Infiltrometer, Permeability, Infiltration
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Kamal Tawfiq, Professor Directing Thesis; Michelle Rambo-Roddenberry, Committee Member; Wei-Chou V. Ping, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Civil engineering
Environmental engineering
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Owner Institution: FSU

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Hayden, A. H. (2010). Correlation Between Falling Head and Double Ring Testing for a Full-Scale Infiltration Study. Retrieved from