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Estimation of hydraulic conductivity of unsaturated soils using a geotechnical centrifuge

Singh, DN and Kuriyan, SJ (2002) Estimation of hydraulic conductivity of unsaturated soils using a geotechnical centrifuge. In: Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 39 (3). pp. 684-694.

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Abstract

A saturated silty soil sample is centrifuged in a geotechnical centrifuge to create an unsaturated state. The change in water content of the soil sample is recorded at different points along the length of the sample to obtain the water-content profile, which is then used to obtain the unsaturated hydraulic conductivity of the soil sample. These hydraulic conductivity values are compared with those obtained and reported by previous researchers by conducting accelerated falling-head tests on this soil sample in a centrifuge. The study demonstrates the use of centrifugation techniques to obtain hydraulic conductivities of unsaturated soils.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Keywords: Permeability.
Department/Centre: Others
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2009 09:17
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:01
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/18381

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