(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Shear strength of compacted soil : effects on splash erosion by single water drops

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MOUZAI L. (1) ; BOUHADEF M. (1) ;
(1) Faculty of Civil Engineering, U.S.T.H.B, Alger, ALGERIE


To investigate the effects of soil compaction on splash distribution, a dry clayey agricultural soil was compacted in steel cups with a hydraulic piston, and the shear strength was measured with a fall-cone penetrometer. Two cups were compacted in the same manner, using one to measure the shear strength and the second for splash erosion measurements. The spatial distribution of the splashed particles, for different soil compactions, fitted the fundamental splash distribution function (FSDF) model better than the exponential function. The shapes of the curves of this function demonstrated the importance of the source area size. In addition, variability in soil surface conditions contributes to variation in splash characteristics. Detachment rates and average radial distance followed second degree relationships in terms of shear strength


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 36, no1 [pp. 87-96]

Bibliographic references : 48 ref.

Collation : 7 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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