Discontinuous pore fluid distribution under microgravity due to particle rearrangement

Ming Xiao, Lakshmi N. Reddi, Susan L. Steinberg

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This paper reports (i) the experimental investigation conducted aboard the NASA’s KC-135 reduced-gravity flights to study possible particle separation and the distribution of discontinuous wetting fluid in porous media under microgravity, and (ii) numerical study of the effect of soil particle rearrangement on the water retention characteristics in zero gravity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-68
Number of pages4
JournalSpringer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering
Issue number203119
StatePublished - 2011
EventInternational Workshop on Multiscale and Multiphysics Processes in Geomechanics, 2010 - Stanford, United States
Duration: Jun 23 2010Jun 25 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Mechanics of Materials


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