Experimental Study on Soil Water Characteristic Curve of Compacted Unsaturated Soil
Soil water characteristic curve is one of important topics of unsaturated soils. Pressure plate extractor and GDS unsaturated triaxial apparatus are used to study influencing factors including types of soils and net mean stress. Through method of least-squares, Fredlund five-parameter model were employed to fit soil-water characteristic curves. The results show that model provided a satisfactory fit to the experimental data. Through an analysis of influencing factors, we find that not only physical condition of samples but also external stress condition can affect the shape of soil water characteristic curve.
D. L. Wang "Experimental Study on Soil Water Characteristic Curve of Compacted Unsaturated Soil", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 168-170, pp. 1285-1288, 2011