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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of 15th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering|
|Subtitle of host publication||Geotechnics of Hard Soils – Weak Rocks (Parts 1, 2 and 3)|
|Editors||Andreas Anagnostopoulos, Michael Pachakis, Christos Tsatsanifos|
|Place of Publication||Athens, Greece|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2011|