Closed-form functions for the soil water-retention curve of sand fractions and sand mixtures

E. Imre, K. Rajkai, T. Firgi, Q. P. Trang, G. Telekes

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Abstract

Four closed-form water-retention curve functions were validated using the previously measured water retention curve of 4 sand fractions and their 6 two-component mixtures. Out of the models of Gardner (1958), Fredlund - Xing (1994) and the simplified and non-simplified models of Van Genuchten (1980), the non-simplified model of Van Genuchten model fitted with the smallest error to the tested soils. Copyright ASCE 2006.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Unsaturated Soils
Pages2408-2419
Number of pages12
Edition147
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 21 2006
Event4th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils - Carefree, AZ, United States
Duration: Apr 2 2006Apr 5 2006

Publication series

NameGeotechnical Special Publication
Number147
ISSN (Print)0895-0563

Other

Other4th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils
CountryUnited States
CityCarefree, AZ
Period4/2/064/5/06

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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Imre, E., Rajkai, K., Firgi, T., Trang, Q. P., & Telekes, G. (2006). Closed-form functions for the soil water-retention curve of sand fractions and sand mixtures. In Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Unsaturated Soils (147 ed., pp. 2408-2419). (Geotechnical Special Publication; No. 147). https://doi.org/10.1061/40802(189)205