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Geomechanics and Engineering
  Volume 10, Number 6, June 2016 , pages 727-736

Effect of soil physical properties on infiltration rate
Sayed-Abdul-Hamid Sajjadi, Maryam Mirzaei, Afsaneh Fayyaz Nasab, Amin Ghezelje, Gholamreza Tadayonfar and Hamed Sarkardeh

    Excessive rainfall can cause runoff flows over the soil surface and as a consequence some amount of water will infiltrate into the soil. From a hydrologic modeling perspective it is necessary to estimate infiltration rate in order to calculate the actual runoff discharge. There are many parameters that can affect the infiltration rate such as soil texture, moisture and compaction. However, the most common equations used in hydrological calculations for estimating the infiltration rate do not consider the soil properties directly and estimate infiltration rate without any soil properties expressions. The purpose of this research was to investigate the relations between infiltration rate and soil texture, moisture and compaction. To achieve this purpose an experimental study was performed to show the effect of soil properties and their relations on infiltration rate by using non-linear regression.
Key Words
    infiltration rate; hydrological calculation; soil texture; soil moisture; soil compaction
Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Hakim Sabzevari University, Sabzevar, Iran.

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