Journal Published Online: 19 August 2013
Volume 41, Issue 6

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



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.

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Lee, Landris
U.S. Army Engineer and Research Development Center, Vicksburg, MS, US
Pages: 9
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Stock #: JTE20120322
ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE20120322