Category: Transient Line Source
Author(s): Sibel Pamukcu, Yi Dong
Keywords: Electrical Conductivity, Hydrophobic soil, Pore water distribution, Reversible wettability, Thermal Conductivity, Thermal-sensitive polymer, TLS, Transient Line Source, Unsaturated soil
Abstract: This study investigates the effect of water repellency on the thermal and electrical conductance of soils. A transient line source heating method and two-terminal electrode system was used to investigate the thermal and electrical conductivity of unsaturated hydrophilic and hydrophobic soils with known degrees of water saturation. A controlled drying process was used to carefully control the saturation.
Reference: December 2013 Acta Geotechnica 10(6)