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    Volume 38, Issue 5 (September 2015)

    Special Issue Paper

    A Nonviscous Water-Based Pore Fluid for Modeling With Transparent Soils

    (Received 22 December 2014; accepted 18 March 2015)

    Published Online: 09 September 2015

    CODEN: GTJODJ

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    Abstract

    A new low viscosity transparent soil recipe was introduced in this note for the physical modeling of geotechnical problems. Pore fluid is a water-based solution made of sodium-thiosulfate treated sodium-iodide. The soil surrogate is crushed fused quartz. Physical and mechanical properties of the proposed materials were summarized, including refractive index (RI) and viscosity of the pore fluid, as well as hydraulic conductivity and shear strength of the produced transparent soil. The main advantages of the proposed transparent soil over previous recipes include lower viscosity, lower sensitivity to temperature variations, and the ability to recycle the materials for use in multiple tests.


    Author Information:

    Carvalho, Tiago
    PhD Candidate, State University of Norte Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro,

    Suescun-Florez, Eduardo
    PhD Candidate, Department of Civil and Urban Engineering, Polytechnic School of Engineering New York University,

    Omidvar, Mehdi
    PhD Candidate, Department of Civil and Urban Engineering, Polytechnic School of Engineering, New York University, Brooklyn,

    Iskander, Magued
    Professor and Chair, Department of Civil and Urban Engineering, Polytechnic School of Engineering New York University, Brooklyn,


    Stock #: GTJ20140278

    ISSN:0149-6115

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ20140278

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    Title A Nonviscous Water-Based Pore Fluid for Modeling With Transparent Soils
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    Committee D18