Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar
While the covers were originally designed as unsaturated soil covers, geosynthetics ended up playing an important (and unanticipated) role in their behavior and final design. Geosynthetics are polymeric materials used in combination with soil in geotechnical and geoenvironmental projects. Construction of the unsaturated soil covers at the RMA has just been finalized and preliminary information on their post-construction response is being obtained. Information collected as part of this investigation points to important, yet counterintuitive aspects of moisture flow under unsaturated conditions.