Civil Engineering - Water Supply Engineering - Discussion


The capability of a soil mass of full width and depth to transmit water, is known

[A]. porosity
[B]. permeability
[C]. transmissibility
[D]. none of these.

Answer: Option B


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Pankaj Chaudhary said: (Aug 5, 2017)  
I think D should be right.

Heer said: (Sep 25, 2019)  
Hydraulic conductivity is a fundamental parameter that governs the flow of liquids such as groundwater through aquifers and other porous media.

Transmissibility (or transmissivity) is a property closely related to hydraulic conductivity that describes the capacity of a specific water-bearing unit of a given thickness, such as an aquifer, to transmit water.

Porosity refers to the amount of empty space within a given material. In soil or rock the porosity (empty space) exists between the grains of minerals. In a material like gravel and grains are large and there is lots of empty space between them since they don't fit together very well.

Permeability is a measure of the ease with which a fluid (water in this case) can move through a porous material.

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