Effects of Dispersion and Swelling on Soil Hydraulic Conductivity

    Volume 6, Issue 1 (January 1978)

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    CODEN: JTEOAD

    Page Count: 6


    Frenkel, H
    Visiting soil scientist and supervisory soil scientist, USDA Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Salinity Laboratory, Riverside, Calif.

    Rhoades, JD
    Visiting soil scientist and supervisory soil scientist, USDA Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Salinity Laboratory, Riverside, Calif.

    Abstract

    The mechanisms of clay mineral dispersion and swelling, their effects on soil hydraulic conductivity, and their relevance to piping failures of earth-filled dams are discussed. It is concluded that clay dispersion could initiate piping failures of earthen dams. A method is recommended for evaluating the susceptibility of soil materials to disperse.


    Paper ID: JTE10920J

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE10920J

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    Title Effects of Dispersion and Swelling on Soil Hydraulic Conductivity
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