Preferential water movement in homogeneous soils

Scheuermann, Alexander and Bieberstein, Andreas (2007). Preferential water movement in homogeneous soils. In: Schanz, T., Experimental Unsaturated Soil Mechanics. 2nd International Conference on Mechanics of Unsaturated Soils, Weimer, Germany, (461-473). 7-9 March 2007.

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Author Scheuermann, Alexander
Bieberstein, Andreas
Title of paper Preferential water movement in homogeneous soils
Conference name 2nd International Conference on Mechanics of Unsaturated Soils
Conference location Weimer, Germany
Conference dates 7-9 March 2007
Proceedings title Experimental Unsaturated Soil Mechanics   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Experimental Unsaturated Soil Mechanics   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Berlin, Germany
Publisher Springer Verlag
Publication Year 2007
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
ISBN 9783540698722
ISSN 0930-8989
Editor Schanz, T.
Volume 112
Start page 461
End page 473
Total pages 13
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Preferential water movement is a frequently observed phenomenon in soil science. Especially on natural slopes hydraulic behaviour can sometimes be observed which arises from preferential water flow. If the soil consists of a more or less homogeneous material, the preferential water movement call be caused only by heterogeneously distributed water. A sprinkler irrigation test oil a large scale homogeneous dyke model and corresponding measurement results using different techniques have shown oil the one hand, that preferential water flow in the form of fingering possibly occurred during the experiment. Oil the other hand, lateral water movement due to heterogeneously distributed water content inside the dyke body could be observed. Both phenomena were also investigated in simple laboratory experiments. The contribution presents results from the above mentioned experiment which are analysed and discussed.
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