Geomechanics and Geotechnics

In order to determine soil-water retention (SWR) behavior of not-plastic particulate medium, the invading pressure in inter-particle level is correlated to the governing effective pore area in wetting and drying paths. In a drying path, the air-entry pressure (AEP) of a pore throat, where the area of a cavity is minimum, with numerically solving the Young-Laplace curvature equation using the finite difference method and Newton-Raphson (Jacobian) approximation technique is determined. Similarly, the water-entry pressure (WEP) is correlated to a maximum area of cavity.

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  • Sattari, A.S., Siebeliest, M., Toker, N.K. and Wuttke, F. (2019). Simulation of Hysteresis in Soil-Water Retention with a Correlation Between the Invading Pressure to the Governing Effective Flow Area. Granular Matter Journal. (Revision Process)

  • Sattari, A. S. and Toker, N.K. (2016). Obtaining Soil-Water Characteristic Curves by Numerical Modeling of Drainage in Particulate Media. Computers and Geotechnics Journal, Vol. 74, 196-210.