Permeability Testing by Means of Water Pressure Tests

  • Friedrich-Karl EwertEmail author
  • Ulrich Hungsberg
Part of the Professional Practice in Earth Sciences book series (PRES)


The permeability of the foundation at dam sites is usually explored by means of water pressure tests (WPT), also called Lugeon-tests. This part of the paper focuses on the most important topics of the execution, evaluation, interpretation and application of the results.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of PaderbornPaderbornGermany
  2. 2.Consulting DepartmentComision Nacional Del Agua MexicoMexicoMexico

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