Water retention functions of sand mixtures

E. Imre, I. Laufer, K. Rajkai, A. Scheuermann, T. Firgi, G. Telekes

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Abstract

The water retention curves of three sand fractions and 12 continuous and gap-graded 2-component sand mixtures were measured. Due to the unexpectedly long equalization times, the tests (involving 11 suction steps) lasted longer than two years. In this paper, two methods for predicting the water retention properties are considered which use the grain size distribution as primary input. In particular, the data are used to validate a pedo-transfer model which is based on the pore size distribution of a soil.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnsaturated Soils
Subtitle of host publicationAdvances in Geo-Engineering - Proceedings of the 1st European Conference on Unsaturated Soils, E-UNSAT 2008
Pages299-304
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008
Event1st European Conference on Unsaturated Soils, E-UNSAT 2008 - Durham, United Kingdom
Duration: Jul 2 2008Jul 4 2008

Publication series

NameUnsaturated Soils: Advances in Geo-Engineering - Proceedings of the 1st European Conference on Unsaturated Soils, E-UNSAT 2008

Other

Other1st European Conference on Unsaturated Soils, E-UNSAT 2008
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityDurham
Period7/2/087/4/08

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Soil Science
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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Imre, E., Laufer, I., Rajkai, K., Scheuermann, A., Firgi, T., & Telekes, G. (2008). Water retention functions of sand mixtures. In Unsaturated Soils: Advances in Geo-Engineering - Proceedings of the 1st European Conference on Unsaturated Soils, E-UNSAT 2008 (pp. 299-304). (Unsaturated Soils: Advances in Geo-Engineering - Proceedings of the 1st European Conference on Unsaturated Soils, E-UNSAT 2008).