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Measurement of matric suction using tensiometric and axis translation techniques

Marinho, F.A.M. and Take, W.A. and Tarantino, Alessandro (2008) Measurement of matric suction using tensiometric and axis translation techniques. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 26 (6). pp. 615-631. ISSN 0960-3182

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Abstract

Experimental equipment for the measurement of matric suction in unsaturated soils using hydraulic tensiometers and the axis translation technique share a common working principle; that is, the measurement of a pressure differential across a high air entry porous ceramic. In this paper, the current state of the art in these two suction measurement techniques is presented and discussed together with the underlying physics thereby giving the reader the necessary basis to use and interpret the results obtained from those two techniques.