Transport in Porous Media

, Volume 122, Issue 3, pp 521–526 | Cite as

Reply to the Comments on “Bridging Effective Stress and Soil Water Retention Equations in Deforming Unsaturated Porous Media: A Thermodynamic Approach”—by Nasser Khalili and Arman Khoshghalb

  • Jacques M. Huyghe
  • Ehsan Nikooee
  • S. Majid Hassanizadeh
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Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank Dr. Arman Khoshghalb (University of New South Wales), Professor Nasser Khalili (University of New South Wales), Professor David Toll (University of Durham), Dr. David Rassam (CSIRO Land and Water) and Professor Martinus Th. (Rien) van Genuchten (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro) for their very constructive comments and discussions during the preparation of this reply. E.N. and S.M.H. would like to thank European Research Council for the support they have received under the ERC Grant Agreement No. 341225.

Supplementary material

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Supplementary material In the online supplementary material, a flowchart has been presented (Fig.~F1.S.) for practical purposes. It shows the procedure for estimating the effective stress parameter using our proposed equation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bernal InstituteUniversity of LimerickLimerickIreland
  2. 2.Energy Technology Section Department of Mechanical EngineeringEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, School of EngineeringShiraz UniversityShirazIran
  4. 4.Earth Sciences DepartmentUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands

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