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Assessing the potential of internal erosion and suffusion of granular soils
Faculty of Engineering - Papers (Archive)
  • Buddhima Indraratna, University of Wollongong
  • Vo Trong Nguyen, University of Wollongong
  • Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn, University of Wollongong
RIS ID
36891
Publication Date
1-1-2011
Publication Details

Indraratna, B, Nguyen, V, Trong and Rujikiatkamjorn, C, Assessing the potential of internal erosion and suffusion of granular soils, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 137(5), 2011, 550-554.

Abstract

This study presents a new empirical criterion for assessing the potential of internal erosion and suffusion of granular soils. This method considers the bimodal structure of a soil having a primary coarse fabric and loose finer particles based on the porosities influenced by the particle size distribution and the degree of compaction. By comparing the representative particle size of a loose finer fraction with the controlling constriction size of a primary coarse fabric, a distinct boundary between internally stable and unstable soils with respect to internal erosion may be found.

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Citation Information
Buddhima Indraratna, Vo Trong Nguyen and Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn. "Assessing the potential of internal erosion and suffusion of granular soils" (2011) p. 550 - 554
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/crujikiatkamjorn/52/