Rock mass hydraulic conductivity of the Bukit Timah granite, Singapore

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Abstract

Field tests were conducted to determine the rock mass hydraulic conductivity through double packer constant pressure, rising and falling head tests in boreholes. The field results indicated that the Bukit Timah granite is massive and has the hydraulic conductivity of 10-10-10-8 m/s, with isolated discontinuity zones having the hydraulic conductivity of 10-7-10-6 m/s. The rock mass hydraulic conductivity generally decreases with increasing depth. The field data provide a base for assessment and prediction of water inflow to rock tunnels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-216
Number of pages6
JournalEngineering Geology
Volume50
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998
Externally publishedYes

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