MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 337, 2021PanAm-Unsat 2021: 3rd Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Fundamentals and Experimental Investigations|
|Published online||26 April 2021|
Soil-water resistivity curve of a tropical soil
1 Civil Engineering Department, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) - Brazil
2 Civil Engineering, Centro Universitário Serra dos Órgãos (UNIFESO) - Brazil
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The evaluation of soil-water characteristic curve is one of the most important procedures in the matter of understanding the soil behaviour during wetting and drying processes. Even though it might be carried out by established methods, this practice is considered a time-consuming technique, and because of this it is still under-used in comparison with its potential applications. In this way, this paper aims to analyse the correlation of soil suction and soil resistivity to produce a time-reduced soil-water characteristic curve (SWCC), based on resistivity measured values. To perform this research, it was used a set of soil samples collected from Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil. The material was geotechnically characterized by standard methods. To determine the (SWCC), it was used the filter paper method and the volumetric water content/suctions were obtained by wetting and drying stages for two paths that emerged from the field moisture content. The results revealed a remarkable relationship between suction and the resistivity measured data, emphasizing the feasibility of determining the Soil-Water Characteristic Curve by resistivity measurements, here named Soil-Water Resistivity Curve (SWResC).
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