Experiences with unsaturated flow modeling and unsaturated flow property determination for expansive clays

Sandra Houston, Bruno Welfert

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Abstract

This paper addresses experiences with unsaturated flow modeling of expansive clays. Results from unsaturated flow modeling must be viewed carefully in the context of several potential problems that arise in determination of soil properties and modeling of surface flux conditions. The SWCC is of particular importance in unsaturated flow modeling. Complicating issues for determination of the SWCC for expansive soils include volume change and desiccation cracking, which impact the AEV and slope of the SWCC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnsaturated Soils
Subtitle of host publicationResearch and Applications - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils, UNSAT 2014
PublisherTaylor and Francis - Balkema
Pages1149-1154
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781138026902
StatePublished - 2014
Event6th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils, UNSAT 2014 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: Jul 2 2014Jul 4 2014

Publication series

NameUnsaturated Soils: Research and Applications - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils, UNSAT 2014
Volume2

Other

Other6th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils, UNSAT 2014
CountryAustralia
CitySydney, NSW
Period7/2/147/4/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Soil Science

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