Journal of Physical and Natural Sciences
A simple experiment for measuring single-phase permeability of fully saturated porous medium is introduced. The experiment utilizes radial flow of a non-volatile wetting fluid through a porous medium such as ceramic tile, concrete or sand. The radial position of flow front is measured as a function of time and the collected data are analyzed using Darcy's Law to determine the permeability. In addition, the phenomenon of the multiphase flow through the medium with a broad pore size distribution is demonstrated.
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Zand, Ali R.; Sikorski, Yuri; Sanders, Matthew S.; and Navaz, Homayun K., "A Simple Laboratory Experiment for the Measurement of Single Phase Permeability" (2007). Mechanical Engineering Publications. 151.