Table 2.

Comparison between experimental and theoretical estimates of e and k for 60% snow ca1 + 40% montmorillonite

ExperimentalFitted k (relative error, %)Fitted parameters in equation (10)
Test numberVoid ratio eHydraulic conductivity k × 107 (cm s−1)Equation (4)Equation (5)Equation (6)Equation (10)CKC × 107 (cm s−1)α
11.3807.897.66(2.9)7.56(4.1)7.62(3.4)7.74(1.9)1.88600.8205
21.2305.105.40(5.9)5.45(6.8)5.42(6.3)5.33(4.6)
31.0232.653.06(15.6)3.14(18.6)3.09(16.7)3.00(13.2)
40.9262.442.25(7.9)2.30(5.6)2.27(7.2)2.21(9.3)
50.8331.791.61(9.9)1.64(8.6)1.62(9.7)1.61(10.0)
60.7501.361.16(14.9)1.15(15.6)1.15(15.5)1.18(13.4)
70.6690.9820.80(18.2)0.77(21.9)0.79(19.9)0.84(14.4)