The use of different suction measurement techniques to determine water retention curves

  • M. Boso
  • E. Romero
  • A. Tarantino
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 93)


Unsaturated Soil Stress Path Matric Suction Water Retention Curve Oedometer Test 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Barrera, M. 2002. Estudio esperimental del comportamento hidro-mecànico de suelos colapsables. PhD Thesis, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain.Google Scholar
  2. Blight, G.E. 1965. A study on effective stresses for volume change. Proc. Conf. Moisture Equilibria and Moisture Changes in Soil beneath Covered Areas: 259–269.Google Scholar
  3. Boso, M. in preparation. Mechanical characterization of unsaturated soils with control and measurement of suction. PhD Thesis, Uniersità degli Studi di Trento, Italy.Google Scholar
  4. Delage, P., Audiguier, M., Cui, Y.-J. & Howat, D. (1996). Microstructure of a compacted silt. Can. Geotech. J., 33: 150–158.Google Scholar
  5. Di Mariano (2000). Le argille a scaglie e il ruolo della suzione sulla loro deformabilità. PhD Thesis, Università di Palermo e di Catania, Italy.Google Scholar
  6. Hilf, J. W. 1956. An investigation of pore water pressure in compacted cohesive soils. US Bureau of Reclamation, Tech. Mem. 654, Denver: US Bureau of Reclamation.Google Scholar
  7. Karube, D. & Kawai, K. 2001. The role of pore water in the mechanical behaviour of unsaturated soils. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering 19: 211–241.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Mata C, Romero, E., Ledesma, A. 2002. Hydro-chemical effects on water retention in bentonite-sand mixtures. 3rd Int. Conf. on Unsaturated Soils, Recife, Brazil: 283–288.Google Scholar
  9. Romero, E. 1999. Characterization and thermo.hydro-mechanical behaviour of unsaturated Boom clay: an experimental study. PhD Thesis, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain.Google Scholar
  10. Romero, E., Vaunat, J. 2000. Retention curves of deformable clays. Experimental evidence and theoretical Approaches in Unsaturated soils, Tarantino & Mancuso (eds). Balkema, Rotterdam, 91–106.Google Scholar
  11. Tarantino, A., Mongiovì, L. 2002. Design and construction of a tensiometer for direct measurement of matric suction. 3rd Int. Conf. on Unsaturated Soils, Recife, Brazil, 1: 319–324.Google Scholar
  12. Tarantino, A. 2003. Panel report: Direct measurement of soil water tension. 3rd Int. Conf. on Unsaturated Soils, Recife, Brazil, in press.Google Scholar
  13. Toll, D. G. 1995. A conceptual model for the drying and wetting of soil. 1st Int. Conf. on Unsaturated Soils, Paris, 2: 805–810.Google Scholar
  14. van Genuchten, M. Th. 1980. A closed form equation for predicting the hydraulic conductivity of unsaturated soils. Soil Sci. Soc. Am, J. 44: 892–898.Google Scholar
  15. Woodburn, J.A., Hold. J. & Peter, P. 1993. The transistor psychrometer: a new instrument for measuring soil suction. Unsaturated Soils. Geotechnical Special Publication No 39, Dallas, S.L. Houston and W.K. Wray (eds). ASCE, 91–102.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Boso
    • 1
  • E. Romero
    • 2
  • A. Tarantino
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica e StrutturaleUnive rsità degli Studi di TrentoItaly
  2. 2.Departament d’Enginyeria del Terreny, Cartogràfica i GeofisicaUniversitat Politècnica de CatalunyaSpain

Personalised recommendations