Published Online: 19 August 2013
Page Count: 9
Lee, Landris T.
Research Geotechnical Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer and Research Development Center, Vicksburg, MS
(Received 13 November 2012; accepted 10 April 2013)
Total suction values of undisturbed partially saturated expansive soil samples were synchronously measured using filter paper and miniature polymer-capacitance sensors. Soil suction-water content curves derived from enclosed headspace water vapor measurements were obtained for each method. Shrink-swell measurements were then correlated to the total suction values in order to demonstrate the applicability of either test method for estimating potential volume change.
Paper ID: JTE20120322