Effects of testing techniques on the SWRC of a partially saturated soil

E3S Web of Conferences. 2016;9:10006 DOI 10.1051/e3sconf/20160910006


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Journal Title: E3S Web of Conferences

ISSN: 2267-1242 (Online)

Publisher: EDP Sciences

LCC Subject Category: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation: Environmental sciences

Country of publisher: France

Language of fulltext: French, English

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Zhang Xiwei

Mavroulidou Maria (London South Bank University)

Gunn Michael J. (London South Bank University)


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Abstract | Full Text

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.