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Title: Capillary barrier for slope stabilization
Authors: Rahardjo, Harianto
Leong, Eng Choon
Fredlund, D. G.
Wilson, G. W.
Toll, D. G.
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Civil engineering::Geotechnical
Issue Date: 2004
Abstract: This report is a summary of the findings of RG 7/99 research project entitled "Capillary Barrier for Slope Stabilization".This project was undertaken with an objective to study the effectiveness of capillary barrier in stabilizing residual soil slopes against rainfall-induced slope failures under the climatic conditions in Singapore. The project involves examination of the behavior of a capillary barrier by conducting laboratory experiments in a one-dimensional 'soil column' and a two-dimensional 'infiltration box' under different soil types, soil thickness and different rainfall conditions relevant to tropical climate. The use of local compacted residual soils as a capillary barrier for minimizing infiltration was also investigated. The project also included numerical studies in order to understand and to recommend optimum design of capillary barriers as a soil cover to minimize infiltration.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10356/5179
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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