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An Investigation of the Relationship between Electrical Resistivity (Wenner and Schlumberger Arrays) and Geotechnical Parameters in Foundation Investigation in Basement Complex Area of Iloko, Osun State, Nigeria

Journal: International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Science (Vol.1, No. 5)

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Page : 18-23

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Electrical resistivity survey involving both micro-resistivity and Vertical Electrical Sounding (VES) measurements was carried out at Iloko. This was to enable the generation of empirical equation relating the electrical resistivity with engineering parameters. The micro-resistivity measurements obtained down the hole and the VES interpretation results were plotted against each of the engineering parameters (Coefficient of Permeability, Consolidation and Compressibility, Liquid limit, Moisture content, Plasticity index, and Dry density).The results show that only few of the engineering parameters (Coefficient of Permeability and Consolidation) display non-linear relationship with (VES) electrical resistivity. Both the Coefficient of Permeability and Consolidation decreases with increase in electrical resistivity. The relevant empirical formulae were subsequently generated.

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