Discharge Velocity

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Geotechnical Engineering

Discharge velocity, abbreviated as q, is the rate of water through a porous medium per unit of total area perpendicular to the direction of flow.

 

Discharge Velocity formulas

\(\large{ q = V_t \; A_c  }\)   
\(\large{ q = k \; i \; A_c  }\)  

Where:

\(\large{ q }\) = discharge velocity

\(\large{ A_c }\) = area cross-section

\(\large{ i } \) = hydraulic gradient

\(\large{ k } \) = permeability coefficient

\(\large{ V_t } \) = total volume of soil

 

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