Influences of Deviatoric Stress on the Soil-Water Characteristic Curve


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The soil-water characteristic curve (SWCC) is one of the major research subjects in unsaturated soil mechanics. To study the influence of deviatoric stress on the SWCC of an unsaturated soil, a series of triaxial drained shear tests by controlling constant net mean stress and suction were conducted. It was found that the SWCC was dependent on deviatoric stress. A unified SWCC equation was proposed including not only water content and suction, but also net mean stress and deviatoric stress.



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 243-249)

Edited by:

Chaohe Chen, Yong Huang and Guangfan Li




X. W. Fang et al., "Influences of Deviatoric Stress on the Soil-Water Characteristic Curve", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 243-249, pp. 2456-2459, 2011

Online since:

May 2011




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