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Title: Determination of soil–water characteristic curve variables
Authors: Zhai, Qian
Rahardjo, Harianto
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences::Geography::Water
Issue Date: 2012
Source: Zhai, Q., & Rahardjo, H. (2012). Determination of soil–water characteristic curve variables. Computers and Geotechnics, 42, 37-43.
Series/Report no.: Computers and geotechnics
Abstract: Soil–water characteristic curve (SWCC) contains the fundamental information needed for describing the mechanical behavior of unsaturated soil. Some parameters such as air-entry value, slope at the inflection point, residual water content and residual suction are commonly used to describe the SWCC and other associated properties such as shear strength and permeability. Currently these parameters are determined using the graphical method which can be subjective and time consuming. Equations for determining these parameters are proposed and the relationships between SWCC parameters and fitting parameters are discussed in this paper. These equations can be used for computational analyses to replace the conventional graphical method in providing consistent results.
ISSN: 0266-352X
DOI: 10.1016/j.compgeo.2011.11.010
Rights: © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.
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