Hydrologic Optimum of Water-Repellent Soils for Slope Protection


Grant Data
Project Title
Hydrologic Optimum of Water-Repellent Soils for Slope Protection
Principal Investigator
Dr Nunes Lourenco, Sergio Duarte   (Principal investigator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Professor Bachmann Jorg   (Co-Investigator)
Dr Cleall Peter   (Co-Investigator)
Duration
36
Start Date
2015-10-01
Completion Date
2018-09-30
Amount
695788
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
slopes, ground improvement, soil water repellency
Discipline
Geotechnical
Panel
Engineering (E)
Sponsor
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
17205915
Grant Type
General Research Fund (GRF)
Funding Year
2015/2016
Status
On-going
Objectives
1) Engineer water repellency in soils with dimethyldichlorosilane; 2) Determine the hydrologic optimum of water-repellent soils by means of physical models; 3) Develop a theoretical framework and numerical model to predict the response of water-repellent soils in slopes to rainfall.