• Sunith John David Assistance Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, MITS Ernakulam, India
  • Akash Shaji UG Student, Department of Civil Engineering, MITS Ernakulam, India
  • Ashmy M S UG Student, Department of Civil Engineering, MITS Ernakulam, India
  • Neenu Raju UG Student, Department of Civil Engineering, MITS Ernakulam, India
  • Nimisha Sebastian UG Student, Department of Civil Engineering, MITS Ernakulam, India
Keywords: Infiltration, Double Ring Infiltrometer, Horton’s Model, Kostiakov’s Model, Green Ampt Model, One Way ANOVA, Correlation Coefficient


Infiltration is treated as one of the important parameter of the hydrological cycle as far as ground water recharge is concerned. It depends on soil characteristics such as soil texture, hydraulic conductivity, soil structure, vegetation cover, porosity, permeability, degree of saturation etc. Determination of infiltration rates is useful for mitigation of hydrological riskand reflects the future of ground water resources in the study area. Infiltration of water into the soil is determined by a simple instrument called Double ring infiltrometer. Infiltration models are the empirical formulae developed using infiltration concepts which is used to determine the infiltration rate of soil. One way ANOVA test was performed to find the significance of the infiltration models. In the present study an attempt is made to validate the Horton’s model, Green ampt model and Kostiakov’s infiltration model with observed field data for a residential area, Ernakulam. From the present study significant model for the particular site is determined by using decision factor analysis.


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How to Cite
David, S., Shaji, A., M S, A., Raju, N., & Sebastian, N. (2018). A NOVEL METHODOLOGY FOR INFILTRATION MODEL STUDIES. International Journal of Engineering Technologies and Management Research, 5(3), 190-199. https://doi.org/10.29121/ijetmr.v5.i3.2018.191