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Laboratory Determination of Hydraulic Conductivity Functions for Unsaturated Cracked Fine Grained Soil

Abstract In geotechnical engineering, measuring the unsaturated hydraulic conductivity of fine grained soils can be time consuming and tedious. The various applications that require knowledge of the unsaturated hydraulic conductivity function are great, and in geotechnical engineering, they range from modeling seepage through landfill covers to determining infiltration of water under a building slab. The unsaturated hydraulic conductivity function can be measured using various direct and indirect techniques. The instantaneous profile method has been found to be the most promising unsteady state method for measuring the unsaturated hydraulic conductivity function for fine grained soils over a wide range of suction values. The instantaneous profil... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Jacquemin, Sean Christopher (Author) / Zapata, Claudia (Advisor) / Houston, Sandra (Committee member) / Kavazanjian, Edward (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Civil Engineering
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 229 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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