Expansive Clay Suction Measurements Using Filter Paper and Polymer-Capacitance Sensor Methods

    Volume 41, Issue 6 (November 2013)

    Volume 41, Issue 6 (November 2013)

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    CODEN: JTEOAD

    Published Online: 19 August 2013

    Page Count: 9


    ISSN: 0090-3973

    CODEN: JTEOAD

    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)

    (Received 13 November 2012; accepted 10 April 2013)

    Abstract

    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

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE20120322

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    Title Expansive Clay Suction Measurements Using Filter Paper and Polymer-Capacitance Sensor Methods
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