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Title: Modelling the effect of density on the unimodal soil-water characteristic curve
Authors: Wijaya, M.
Leong, Eng Choon
Keywords: Laboratory tests
Issue Date: 2017
Source: Wijaya, M., & Leong, E. C. (2017). Modelling the effect of density on the unimodal soil-water characteristic curve. Géotechnique, 67(7), 637-645.
Series/Report no.: Géotechnique
Abstract: Research has shown that the soil-water characteristic curve (SWCC) is dependent on the density of the soil; therefore, using a single SWCC based on one density is insufficient to describe the SWCC of soil in the field, which may have significant density variation. In order to take into account the effect of density on the SWCC, soils of different densities need to be tested, and this is impractical. In this note, an equation which can account for the effect of density on a unimodal SWCC plotted in terms of gravimetric water content by determining only one SWCC is proposed. The proposed equation was verified using data from this study as well as other published data.
ISSN: 0016-8505
DOI: 10.1680/jgeot.15.P.270
Rights: © 2017 ICE Publishing. This paper was published in Géotechnique and is made available as an electronic reprint (preprint) with permission of ICE Publishing. The published version is available at: []. 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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