American Journal of Environmental Sciences

Infiltration Characteristics of Granitic Residual Soil of Various Weathering Grades

Faisal H. Ali, Bujang B.K. Huat and T. H. Low

DOI : 10.3844/ajessp.2005.64.68

American Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 1, Issue 1

Pages 64-68

Abstract

This study presents the result of a field study on the infiltration characteristics of cut a slope in granitic residual soil of various weathering grades. Granitic residual soil of weathering grade IV is found to have the highest infiltration rate. Water infiltration is found to increase from grade VI to IV and decrease from grade IV to grade III. Water infiltration is found to increase with the increase in soil porosity and void ratio.

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© 2005 Faisal H. Ali, Bujang B.K. Huat and T. H. Low. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.