Modelling the Soil-Water Characteristic Curve of Structured and Recomposed Hard Soils - Soft Rocks

Panagiotis Sitarenios, Michael Bardanis, Michael Kavvadas

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Abstract

The soil-water characteristic curve plays the major role in describing both the hydraulic and mechanical behaviour of unsaturated soils. In the present study the Fredlund and Xing and van Genuchten equations have been used to model the soil-water characteristic curves of typical Greek soils including three hard soils - weak rocks. It is attempted to correlate the optimum curve fitting parameters with physical characteristics of the soils and compare parameters of soil-water characteristic curves of undisturbed and recomposed soils.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 15th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationGeotechnics of Hard Soils – Weak Rocks (Parts 1, 2 and 3)
EditorsAndreas Anagnostopoulos, Michael Pachakis, Christos Tsatsanifos
Place of PublicationAthens, Greece
PublisherIOS Press
Pages665-670
Number of pages6
Volume2
ISBN (Electronic) 978-1-60750-801-4
ISBN (Print)978-1-60750-800-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

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    Sitarenios, P., Bardanis, M., & Kavvadas, M. (2011). Modelling the Soil-Water Characteristic Curve of Structured and Recomposed Hard Soils - Soft Rocks. In A. Anagnostopoulos, M. Pachakis, & C. Tsatsanifos (Eds.), Proceedings of 15th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering: Geotechnics of Hard Soils – Weak Rocks (Parts 1, 2 and 3) (Vol. 2, pp. 665-670). Athens, Greece: IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-801-4-665