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Hydraulic characteristics of sedimentary deposits at the j-parc proton-accelerator, japan

H. Gallardo, Adrian and Marui, Atsunao (2007) Hydraulic characteristics of sedimentary deposits at the j-parc proton-accelerator, japan. Earth Sciences Research Journal; Vol. 11, núm. 2 (2007); 139-154 Earth Sciences Research Journal; Vol. 11, núm. 2 (2007); 139-154 2339-3459 1794-6190 .

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Hydraulic characteristics of sediments were investigated at J-PARC for the purpose of site characterization in relation with the construction of Japan's largest proton-accelerator. A total of 340 samples extracted from 9 exploratory wells were examined by standard laboratory tests and complemented with statistical analyses to quantitatively determine the main terrain attributes. Two main hydro-geological units were recognized, although a number of embedded layers defined amultilevel aquifer. Grain-size distribution derived from sieve analysis and the coefficient of uniformity showed that soils are poorly sorted. On the other hand, hydraulic conductivity was measured by anumber of parameters such as a log-normal distribution. Conductivity was also predicted by empirical formulas, yielding values up to three orders of magnitude higher. Discrepancies were explained interms of soil anisotropy and intrinsic differences in the calculation methods. Based on the Shepherd's approach, a power relationship between permeability and grain size was found at 2 wells. Hydraulicconductivity was also correlated to porosity. However, this  nterdependence was not systematic and therefore, properties at many parts of the profile were considered to be randomly distributed. Finally,logs of electrical conductivity suggested that variations of soil hydraulic properties can be associated to changes in water quality. In spite of the remaining uncertainties, results yielded from the study are useful to better understand the numerical modelling of the subsurface system in the site.

Tipo de documento:Artículo - Article
Unidad administrativa:Revistas electrónicas UN > Earth Sciences Research Journal
Código ID:24089
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