Evaluation of geotechnical parameters using electrical resistivity measurements

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The results of evaluation of the behavior of current in soil, involving low frequency electric resistivity measurements, were presented. It was shown that electrical conductivity in soil is strongly influenced by the current frequency. The use of electrical conductivity for hydrogeological study of soils and porous rocks characterization, showed that the parameters governing the hydrology also influences the strength and deformation behavior of the soil. It was observed that the electron flow through the grain-to-grain contacts of the contiguous sand grains of the media results in the electric conduction through the sand.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1041-1052
Number of pages12
JournalGeotechnical Special Publication
Issue number130-142
StatePublished - 2005
EventGeo-Frontiers 2005 - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: Jan 24 2005Jan 26 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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