Fundamental Aspects of Erosion of Cohesive Soils

by Kandiah Arulanandan, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Univ. of California, Davis, Calif.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1975, Vol. 101, Issue 5, Pg. 635-639

Document Type: Journal Paper


This paper presents new and correct data on the critical shear stresses required to initiate erosion as a degree of dispersion as influenced by ion exchange. Data on the relationship between water uptake and critical shear stresses are also reported to support the fact that the mechanism causing erosion is due to the local swelling developed in clays.

Subject Headings: Shear stress | Erosion | Ion exchange | Water management | Expansive soils | Soil water | Clays | Soil stress

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