Study on the Test of Soil Water Characteristic Curve
The test of soil water characteristic curve (SWCC) and its mathematic model are present. The SWCC can describe the relationship between unsaturated soil matric suction and water content. Matric suction is an important parameter to address when studying the engineering properties of unsaturated soil. And while the measurement of substrate attraction is a very difficult issue, it is also one of the biggest obstacles in the engineering applications of unsaturated soil. By analyzing and researching the test data of SWCC researchers can initially establish the mathematic model which is the SWCC equation. The Van Genuchten model and the Fredlund and Xing model were used to simulate better the changes between the volume water content and the matric suction. Predictions were compared with experimental results to determine the simulation capability of the model for the soil of Beijing.
Y. Y. Yang et al., "Study on the Test of Soil Water Characteristic Curve", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 261-263, pp. 1094-1098, 2011