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Design and laboratory verification of a physical model of sloping capillary barrier.

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Design and laboratory verification of a physical model of sloping capillary barrier.

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dc.contributor.author Tami, Denny.
dc.contributor.author Rahardjo, Harianto.
dc.contributor.author Leong, Eng Choon.
dc.contributor.author Fredlund, Delwyn G.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-08T08:35:25Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-08T08:35:25Z
dc.date.copyright 2004
dc.date.issued 2011-12-08
dc.identifier.citation Tami, D., Rahardjo, H., Leong, E. C., & Fredlund, D. G. (2004). Design and Laboratory Verification of a Physical Model of Sloping Capillary Barrier. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 41(5), 814–830.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10220/7367
dc.description.abstract A physical model was designed and constructed to study the mechanisms associated with capillary barriers for slope stabilization purposes. Prior to construction of the model, various numerical analyses were conducted to determine the optimum dimensions and appropriate soil types for the materials of the capillary barrier model. This paper is divided into three sections: the first two sections are related to the design of the model and are to obtain the optimum dimensions of the model and to investigate the range of soil properties that are most suitable for experimental studies in the laboratory; and the last section is laboratory verification of the numerical analysis where the numerical simulation results are compared with the experimental data. Based on the numerical simulation results, the physical capillary barrier model was constructed using two different combinations of soils, namely silty sand over gravelly sand and fine sand over gravelly sand. From the comparison of the numerical results and experimental data, it was found that the numerical analysis was able to simulate the experiment on the physical capillary barrier model reasonably well.
dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Canadian geotechnical journal
dc.rights © 2004 Canadian Science Publishing
dc.subject DRNTU::Engineering::Civil engineering::Geotechnical.
dc.title Design and laboratory verification of a physical model of sloping capillary barrier.
dc.type Journal Article
dc.contributor.school School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/t04-036
dc.description.version Accepted version

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