SWCC measurement of two types of iron ore fines

H. Wang, J. Koseki, T. Nishimura

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Abstract

This paper presents results from measurement of SWCC (Soil Water Characteristic Curve) of two types of iron ore fines. SWCC tests in both high suction range (103 kPa-106 kPa) and low suction range (0.1 kPa-100 kPa) were conducted. In low suction range, pressure plate apparatuses were employed, on which either a high air entry ceramic disk or a membrane filter was installed. In high suction range, the vapor equilibrium technique and the method of electric conductivity were applied. As a reference, SWCC tests on natural material mixtures simulating gradations of iron ore fines were also carried out. Comparisons were made between SWCCs obtained by using the ceramic disc and the membrane filter as well as SWCCs of the iron ore fine and its reference sand. In addition, effects of gradation and density of tested materials on the SWCC were discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnsaturated Soils
Subtitle of host publicationResearch and Applications - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils, UNSAT 2014
PublisherTaylor and Francis - Balkema
Pages973-979
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781138026902
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event6th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils, UNSAT 2014 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: 2014 Jul 22014 Jul 4

Publication series

NameUnsaturated Soils: Research and Applications - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils, UNSAT 2014
Volume2

Other

Other6th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils, UNSAT 2014
CountryAustralia
CitySydney, NSW
Period14/7/214/7/4

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Soil Science

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    Wang, H., Koseki, J., & Nishimura, T. (2014). SWCC measurement of two types of iron ore fines. In Unsaturated Soils: Research and Applications - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils, UNSAT 2014 (pp. 973-979). (Unsaturated Soils: Research and Applications - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils, UNSAT 2014; Vol. 2). Taylor and Francis - Balkema.