THEORETICAL ASPECTS OF WATER ACCUMULATION IN COHESIVE SUBGRADE SOILS

A SCIENTIFIC ATTACK ON THE WATER ACCUMULATION PROBLEM MUST CONCERN ITSELF WITH THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS: (1) WHAT IS THE ULTIMATE WATER SORBING CAPACITY OF A SOIL, HOW DOES IT DEPEND ON ITS INTRINSIC SURFACE CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, ON ITS PAST HISTORY, AND ON ITS PRESENT TEMPERATURE AND PRESSURE CONDITIONS ? (2)WHAT MEANS ARE AVAIABLE TO NATURE FOR MOVEMENT OF WATER IN SOIL, AND WHICH OF THE AVAILABLE MEANS PLAY THE GREATEST ROLE UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS OF SOIL, SOIL MOISTURE, ATMOSPHERE, AND TEMPERATURE? (3) BY WHAT MECHANISM CAN WATER UNDER TENSION (CAPILLARY) AND WATER UNDER ABSORPTION STRESSES (SOLID AND PLASTIC FILMS) BE CHANGED INTO FREE WATER, THE FORM IN WHICH IT AFFECTS BEARING POWER MOST? A DISCUSSION OF THESE THEORETICAL ASPECTS OF NON-GRAVITATIONAL WATER MOVEMENT IN SOILS IS PRESENTED WITH THE HOPE THAT IT WILL STIMULATE COMPARISON WITH GENERAL OBSERVATIONAL AND EXPERIMENTAL DATA. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 25, Pp422-434, 2 FIG, 4 REF
  • Authors:
    • Winterkorn, H F
    • Eyring, H
    • Hogentogler, C A
    • Bollen, R E
    • Campen, W H
  • Discussers:
    • Mayer, A
    • FELD, J
  • Publication Date: 1946

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting Held at Skirvin Hotel, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, January 25-28, 1946
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00235959
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1971 12:00AM