DISCONTINUOUS PORE FLUID DISTRIBUTION UNDER MICROGRAVITY DUE TO PARTICLE REARRANGEMENT [chapter]

Ming Xiao, Lakshmi N. Reddi, Susan L. Steinberg
2011 Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering  
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.
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-19630-0_17 fatcat:r5wjsvzt2jh4pjlniak6dh2jq4