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Title: Proposed method for obtaining representative water content and matric suction of a cracked soil
Authors: Rahardjo, Harianto
Leong, Eng Choon
Krisnanto, S.
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: Water content and matric suction vary significantly throughout a cracked soil during a drying process. Therefore, it is difficult to obtain representative values of water content and matric suction of a cracked soil. In this paper, a method for obtaining representative water content and matric suction of a cracked soil during a drying process is proposed. Two soil specimens were dried from an initially slurried condition until they exhibited cracks. Contours of water content and matric suction were obtained and analyzed following a method to obtain average water content and matric suction of a cracked soil. Average water content and matric suction calculated from the contours were close to those obtained by considering the cracked soil specimen as a single soil element. The good agreement indicates that the average water content and matric suction calculated following the proposed method can be used to represent water content and matric suction values of a cracked soil specimen during a drying process.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/79604
http://hdl.handle.net/10220/13072
Rights: © 2011 Kasetsart University. This paper was published in Asia-Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soils: Theory and Practice and is made available as an electronic reprint (preprint) with permission of Kasetsart University. The paper can be found at the following URL: [http://www.unsat.eng.ku.ac.th/Proceeding/index.html]. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic or multiple reproduction, distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
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