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dc.contributor.advisorAmy, Gary L.
dc.contributor.advisorMissimer, Thomas M.
dc.contributor.authorRosas Aguilar, Jorge
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-05T14:18:11Z
dc.date.available2013-05-05T14:18:11Z
dc.date.issued2013-05
dc.identifier.citationRosas Aguilar, J. (2013). Analysis of Grain Size Distribution and Hydraulic Conductivity for a Variety of Sediment Types with Application to Wadi Sediments. KAUST Research Repository. https://doi.org/10.25781/KAUST-A4P9F
dc.identifier.doi10.25781/KAUST-A4P9F
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/288525
dc.description.abstractGrain size distribution, porosity, and hydraulic conductivity from over 400 unlithified sediment samples were analized. The measured hydraulic conductivity values were then compared to values calculated using 20 different empirical equations commonly used to estimate hydraulic conductivity from grain size analyses. It was found that most of the hydraulic conductivity values estimated from the empirical equations correlated very poorly to the measured hydraulic conductivity values. Modifications of the empirical equations, including changes to special coefficients and statistical off sets, were made to produce modified equations that considerably improve the hydraulic conductivity estimates from grain size data for beach, dune, off shore marine, and wadi sediments. Expected hydraulic conductivity estimation errors were reduced. Correction factors were proposed for wadi sediments, taking mud percentage and the standard deviation (in phi units) into account.
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectGrain Size Analysis
dc.subjectWadi
dc.subjectHydraulic Conductivity
dc.subjectBeach
dc.subjectDune
dc.subjectOffshore
dc.titleAnalysis of Grain Size Distribution and Hydraulic Conductivity for a Variety of Sediment Types with Application to Wadi Sediments
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
thesis.degree.grantorKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology
dc.contributor.committeememberGhaffour, NorEddine
dc.contributor.committeememberHong, Pei-Ying
thesis.degree.disciplineEnvironmental Science and Engineering
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-14T06:30:22Z


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