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UDK: 624.131.54:522.5
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Published: Građevinar 63 (2011) 3
Paper type: Original scientific paper
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Analysis of hydraulic properties of unsaturated expansive soil

Boris Kavur, Ivan Vrkljan, Biljana Kovačević Zelić

Abstract

The paper starts with assertion that, in order to make a quantitative description of expansive soil behaviour, it is indispensable to determine its hydraulic properties: water retention curves and changes in volume, and the hydraulic conductivity function. Experimental and analytic procedures that were used to determine these properties of the studied soil are described. Initially saturated specimens of expansive soil were subjected to drying. The drying tests were successfully simulated via numerical model, based on the estimated properties of material.

Keywords
water retention curve, change in volume, hydraulic conductivitynumerical model, expansive soil, hydraulic properties

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Kavur, B., Vrkljan, I., Kovačević Zelić, B.: Analysis of hydraulic properties of unsaturated expansive soil, GRAĐEVINAR, 63 (2011) 3

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Kavur, B., Vrkljan, I., Kovačević Zelić, B. (2011). Analysis of hydraulic properties of unsaturated expansive soil, GRAĐEVINAR, 63 (3)
Authors:

Boris Kavur
Institut IGH d.d.

Ivan Vrkljan
Institut IGH d.d.

Biljana Kovačević Zelić
University of Zagreb
Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering