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Determination of alternative method for clay soil moisture content

Suwandi, Amir Khan and Mohidin@mohyeddin, Md Nazri and Raja Abd Assis, Raja Puteri Marlina Determination of alternative method for clay soil moisture content. In: The 3rd Malaysian Technical Universities Conference on Engineering and Technology (MUCEET2009), 20-22 June 2009, Kuantan, Pahang.


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Moisture content is the ratio expressed as a percentage of the mass of “pore” or free” water in a given mass of soil to the mass of solid particles. However, conventional method for determining moisture content is time consuming. This research is intended to propose a quicker method in accurately determining moisture content of clay soil. Assessment of the suitability for those methods are based on accuracy and testing duration of drying soils using Oven Drying Method, Microwave Method, and Moisture Balance Method. Oven Drying Method was considered to produce the true moisture content. Therefore, this is used as a basis of comparison for the results gained by using other methods in drying soils . The results have shown that microwave method is a promising alternative method based on accuracy and time duration.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: moisture content; microwave method; rapid moisture; soil moisture
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA703-711 Engineering geology. Rock mechanics. Soil mechanics.
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2012 09:58
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2012 09:58
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/2835
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