Energy-Based Method for Providing Soil Surface Erodibility Rankings

@article{Marot2011EnergyBasedMF,
  title={Energy-Based Method for Providing Soil Surface Erodibility Rankings},
  author={Didier Marot and Pierre-Louis Regazzoni and Tony L. Wahl},
  journal={Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering},
  year={2011},
  volume={137},
  pages={1290-1293}
}
The jet erosion test (JET) and the hole erosion test (HET) are two tests used to determine soil erodibility classification, and results are commonly interpreted by two distinct methods. A new method based on fluid energy dissipation and on measurement of the eroded mass for interpreting the two tests is proposed. Different fine-grained soils, covering a large range of erodibility, are tested. It is shown that, by using common methods, the erosion coefficient and average critical shear stress… 

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