Evaluation of waterdrop impact on soil detachment for a high suction-induced soil

Khonesavanh Vilayvong, Noriyuki Yasufuku, Phanthoudeth Pongpanya

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Abstract

In this study, characteristics of waterdrop-induced soil detachment are studied based on the development of a new measuring device for soil detachment and dynamic properties of the waterdrop. Miniature strain gauges were connected to a small cantilever and a dynamic data logger for continuous measurement of the properties. An equation was derived and proposed to estimate the rainfall terminal velocity, kinetic energy, size, mass and impact force as a function of the output of the sensors. In addition, 1D and 2D rainfall experiments were conducted to study the characteristics of soil detachment (i.e. sizes of the eroded sediments). The experiments took into account the effect of initial soil conditions on soil erosion (i.e. soil moisture and soil suction). It was found that in the 1D rainfall experiment, the initially saturated condition produced the lowest soil loss compared to initially unsaturated condition with soil suction up to 400 kPa. The median sizes of the suspected sediments and the eroded soil from the experiments were found to be within the range of 0.01-0.05 mm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages1257-1260
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017
Event19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ICSMGE 2017 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Sep 17 2017Sep 22 2017

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Other19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ICSMGE 2017
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period9/17/179/22/17

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  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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Vilayvong, K., Yasufuku, N., & Pongpanya, P. (2017). Evaluation of waterdrop impact on soil detachment for a high suction-induced soil. 1257-1260. Paper presented at 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ICSMGE 2017, Seoul, Korea, Republic of.