Quick assessment on susceptibility to suffusion of continuously graded soils by curvature of particle size distribution

This paper presents a novel, simple assessment method for identifying susceptibility to suffusion based on the general curvature of particle size distribution of soils

P. To; A. Scheuermann; D. J. Williams

2017

Scholarcy highlights

  • As a major type of soil internal erosion, suffusion is causative for many geotechnical problems of earth structures and foundations
  • This paper presents a novel, simple assessment method for identifying susceptibility to suffusion based on the general curvature of particle size distribution of soils
  • The new assessment method has been tested against experimental data, and the results show some good correlation
  • College of Science and Engineering, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, 4811, Australia

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