Tarantino, Alessandro and Ridley, A.M. and Toll, D.G. (2008) Field measurement of suction, water content, and water permeability. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 26 (6). pp. 751-782. ISSN 0960-3182Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
This paper presents a review of techniques for field measurement of suction, water content, and water hydraulic conductivity (permeability). Main problems in the use of field tensiometers are addressed and hints on how to improve tensiometer performance are given. Advantages and limitations of instruments for indirect measurement of suction including electrical conductivity sensors, thermal conductivity sensors, dielectric permittivity sensors, filter paper, and psychrometer are discussed. Techniques for water content measurement based on dielectric methods are then presented. These include time and amplitude domain reflectometry and capacitance. Finally, a brief overview of methods for measurement of water permeability in the field is presented.
|Keywords:||field monitoring, partially saturated soil, suction, water content, tensiometer, porous block sensors, psychrometer, Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General), Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology, Soil Science, Geology, Architecture|
|Subjects:||Technology > Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)|
|Department:||Faculty of Engineering > Civil and Environmental Engineering|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||01 Apr 2011 13:38|
|Last modified:||05 May 2016 00:08|