E3S Web Conf.
Volume 9, 20163rd European Conference on Unsaturated Soils – “E-UNSAT 2016”
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Advances in Experimental Methods: Hydraulic Properties|
|Published online||12 September 2016|
Effects of testing techniques on the SWRC of a partially saturated soil
1 London South Bank University, SE1 0AA, UK
2 Northeastern University, Shenyang, Liaoning, 110819, P.R. China
a Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
The paper studies the laboratory measurement of the Soil Water Retention Curve (SWRC) of statically compacted London Clay focusing on the effects of different specimen preparation methods and testing techniques to acquire a better understanding of how measurements can be affected by these factors. Testing methods include filter paper, two modified pressure plate systems, and a ceramic pressure membrane extractor. A discussion on the repeatability of the measurements is also made.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2016
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