Advances in Unsaturated Soils by Bernardo Caicedo; Carol Murillo; et al

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1. 40. Approximately 60% of the material classifies as clay size particles. The analysis of the test results assumed that the initial starting (saturated) gravimetric water content was increased while the remaining curvefitting parameters were kept constant. In other words, the first break in curvature along the gravimetric water content SWCC, (w Break), was kept constant. , AEV or air-entry value) were then determined. 0. Consequently, the ratio of AEV to w Break can be used as a measure of the effect of volume change on the interpretation of the correct air-entry value for the soil.

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Methuen, London, UK. L. 1956. Estimating evaporation. Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 37, 43–50. L. 1963. 53. Commonwealth Bureau of Soils, Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux, Harpenden, UK. B. J. 1972. On the assessment of surface heat flux and evaporation using large-scale parameters. Monthly Weather Review, 100(2), 81–92. indb 14 12/27/2012 4:57:15 PM Advances in Unsaturated Soils – Caicedo et al. G. L. Houston School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA ABSTRACT: The soil-water characteristic curve, SWCC, has become a valuable tool for the estimation of unsaturated soil property functions, USPF, in geotechnical engineering practice.

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