1st Edition

Experimental Evidence and Theoretical Approaches in Unsaturated Soils




ISBN 9789058091864
Published January 1, 2000 by CRC Press
200 Pages

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Book Description

This volume presents the work of postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers on unsaturated soil mechanincs. Topics covered include: innovative experimental techniques; new experimental data on compacted, collapsible and swelling soils; and advances in constitutive modelling.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

Experimental Evidence

1. Experimental investigations on the stress variables governing unsaturated soil behaviour at medium to high degrees of saturation

2. Investigating infiltration into compacted unsaturated heterogeneous soils

3. Collapse tests on isotropic and anisotropic compacted soils

4. Retention curves and 1-D behaviour of a compacted tectonised unsaturated clay

5. Volume change behaviour of a dense compacted swelling clay under stress and suction changes

6. Soil behaviour in the small and the large strain range under controlled suction conditions

7. Retention curves of deformable clays

Theoretical Approaches

8. Inclusion of hydraulic hysteresis in a new elasto-plastic framework for unsaturated soils

9. An elastoplastic hydro-mechanical model for unsaturated soils

10. Remarks on the constitutive modelling of unsaturated soils

11. Modelling the behaviour of unsaturated silt

12. Interpretation of shear response upon wetting of natural unsaturated pyroclastic soils

Miscellaneous

List of participants

Author index, including addresses

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