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M. Nikpur, A. A. Mahboubi, M. R. Mosaddeghi, A. Safadoust. Assessment of Soil Intrinsic Properties Effects on Soil Structural Stability of Some Soils in Hamadan Province. jwss 2012; 15 (58) :85-96
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The effects of soil intrinsic properties on soil structural stability were evaluated. Soil samples (33 series) with wide ranges of properties and structural stability were collected from Hamadan province. Two structural stability indices were used: mean weight diameter (MWD) using Yoder method and De Leenheer-De Boodt index (DDI). Wetting pre-treatments (fast wetting to saturation and slow wetting to a matric suction of 30 kPa) were applied before wetting. Linear and multiple regression relations of MWD and DDI with the soil intrinsic properties (organic matter, clay, fine clay, silt, sand, calcium carbonate, EC and pH) were assessed. Results showed that organic matter had the highest impact on the two mentioned indices. Following organic matter, clay, fine clay and calcium carbonate were ranked respectively one after another. Fast wetting caused a higher aggregate break-down, due to its destructive energy, air entrapment, and non-uniform swelling of the soil whereas slow wetting exhibited better differentiation of soils with low structural stability. The findings of this research demonstrated high agreement (R2>75%) between the MWD and DDI, recommended both to be used for evaluating of the aggregate stability in Hamedan province
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Received: 2012/03/17 | Published: 2012/03/15

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