WINTER EFFECTS ON HYDRAULIC CONDUCTIVITY OF COMPACTED CLAY. DISCUSSION AND CLOSURE

Two discussions of a paper with the aforementioned title by Benson, Abichou, Olson, and Bosscher, published in this journal (Volume 121, Number 1, January 1995), are presented. The first discussion focuses on the increase in hydraulic conductivity as a result of freeze-thaw cycles. Discusser Day presents test results that suggest that highly plastic compacted clays react differently to freeze-thaw than do clays with low plasticity. The second discussion centers on air temperature, measured suctions, and saturation, which influence hydraulic conductivity behavior. Discussers Vanapalli and Barbour state that the test site conditions represent a "mild" winter and that in "cold" winter conditions the frost penetration is likely to extend to greater depths and the hydraulic conductivity values may increase to higher values than the present results suggest. Discussion is followed by closure from one of the authors.

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  • Authors:
    • Benson, C H
    • Abichou, T H
    • Olson, M A
    • Bosscher, P J
  • Discussers:
    • Day, R W
    • VANAPALLI, S K
    • BARBOUR, S L
  • Publication Date: 1996-1

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  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 85-88
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  • Accession Number: 00716462
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 17 1996 12:00AM