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A Simple Device to Evaluate the Influence Parameters of the Water Erosion of Bare Sandy-Clay Soils of the City of Douala

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DOI: 10.4236/eng.2019.1112056    68 Downloads   144 Views

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We explore the parameters that influence the dynamics of water erosion. The method used is an experimental laboratory simulation, which consists of the quantitative evaluation of eroded masses as a function of slope, soil cohesion and rainfall intensity. A simulator was designed to have the ability to vary the slope of the terrain, as well as the rainfall intensity. The variation of the soil cohesion is obtained by compacting the soil under different pressures using a hydraulic press associated with the whole experimental device. The results obtained show that the device is a good tool to simulate in the laboratory the behavior of different soil under the action of rain; because these results are in agreement with existing models USLE, MUSLE and RUSLE [1] [2] [3] [4].

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Enyegue, T. , Fokwa, D. , Mbiakouo-Djomo, E. and Njeugna, E. (2019) A Simple Device to Evaluate the Influence Parameters of the Water Erosion of Bare Sandy-Clay Soils of the City of Douala. Engineering, 11, 819-827. doi: 10.4236/eng.2019.1112056.

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