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Water retention properties of a compacted clayey silt including void ratio dependency and microstructural features

Author
Gómez, R.; Romero, E.; Della Cecchia, G.; Jommi, C.; Suriol, J.; Lloret, A.
Type of activity
Presentation of work at congresses
Name of edition
2nd European Conference on Unsaturated Soils
Date of publication
2012
Presentation's date
2012-06
Book of congress proceedings
Second European Conference on Unsaturated Soils, E-UNSAT 2012: Napoli, Italy: june, 2012: proceedings
First page
153
Last page
158
Publisher
Springer
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/18247 Open in new window
Abstract
An experimental study focused on the water retention properties of a compacted clayey silt with dominant bimodal pore size distribution is reported. A water retention model accounting for soil microstructural features and void ratio is used to track the observed hydraulic behaviour. The model parameters were calibrated on the basis of drying and wetting data at a given dry density and the model predictions are verified along drying and wetting paths at different void ratios.
Citation
Gómez, R. [et al.]. Water retention properties of a compacted clayey silt including void ratio dependency and microstructural features. A: European Conference on Unsaturated Soils. "Unsaturated Soils: Research and Aplications". Napoles: Springer, 2012, p. 153-158.
Keywords
compacted soil, laboratory tests, model, water retention curve
Group of research
MSR - Soil and Rock Mechanics

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