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There are two approaches that could be taken with regard to further refinement in the application of the SWCC in unsaturated soil mechanics (Figure 1). First, it is possible that modified laboratory test procedures be developed and used for the measurement of the amount of water in the soil versus soil suction relationships in geotechnical engineering. It is also possible that new laboratory test equipment be designed to more realistically simulate field conditions. Second, it is possible that an additional, independent test be performed that would assist with the interpretation of a conventional gravimetric water content SWCC.

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However, the advantage of the oedometer-type pressure plate device for geotechnical applications are significant. It is important for geotechnical applications to test under appropriate net normal stress and to be able track volume change as soil suction is increased or decreased.

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