Table 1.

Comparison between experimental and theoretical estimates of e and k for 95% snow ca1 + 5% 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
11.99823.3723.25(0.5)22.97(1.7)23.17(0.8)23.37(0.0)1.58920.8229
21.5619.719.96(2.6)10.45(7.7)10.14(4.4)9.61(1.0)
31.3435.535.90(6.7)6.16(11.4)5.96(7.7)5.84(5.5)
41.0592.802.55(8.9)2.40(14.4)2.46(12.2)2.76(1.4)
50.9332.071.62(21.6)1.34(35.1)1.50(27.7)1.88(9.3)
60.8031.300.94(27.4)0.61(53.0)0.81(37.4)1.20(7.9)
70.6780.9170.51(44.5)0.21(77.6)0.40(56.6)0.73(20.8)