water table

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water table

The level at which rock or any underground stratum is saturated with water. This overlies an impervious stratum.
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The seepage force is directly proportional to the hydraulic gradient and the soil volume below the phreatic surface [26, 31], which can be defined as
One is that the weight term in (20) is the buoyant weight of the slice, while it is the sum of the weight of the section above the phreatic surface and buoyant weight of the section below the surface phreatic.
The porewater pressures of the underwater slice consist of four terms corresponding to the four sides, and those of the partially submerged slice are comprised of three terms corresponding to the three sides below the phreatic surface, while the other approach including the seepage force and buoyancy is simpler.
This was unsuccessful due to collapsing coarse-textured sands below the phreatic surface. An estimate of the bedrock depth is useful for selecting the appropriate center frequency and associated penetration capability.
The phreatic surface and bedrock topography are used in this study to infer relative dielectric constants for the unsaturated and saturated zones, respectively.