Unsaturated Soils, Two Volume Set: Experimental Studies in Unsaturated Soils and Expansive Soils (Vol. 1) & Theoretical and Numerical Advances in Unsaturated Soil Mechanics (Vol. 2), 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Unsaturated Soils, Two Volume Set

Experimental Studies in Unsaturated Soils and Expansive Soils (Vol. 1) & Theoretical and Numerical Advances in Unsaturated Soil Mechanics (Vol. 2), 1st Edition

Edited by Olivier Buzzi, S. Fityus, D. Sheng

CRC Press

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Unsaturated soil mechanics is now increasingly recognized as an integral part of mainstream soil mechanics, and the importance and relevance of unsaturated soil mechanics for the broad field of geotechnical engineering no longer needs to be emphasized. The two volumes making up Unsaturated soils include papers from the 4th Asia Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soils (Newcastle, NSW, Australia, 23-25 November 2009). Experimental Studies in Unsaturated Soils and Expansive Soils contains contributions which describe field and laboratory studies in unsaturated soils and expansive soils. The keynote and overview lectures, and the contributions on theoretical and numerical advances in the field, are published in the companion volume, Theoretical and Numerical Advances in Unsaturated Soil Mechanics. Both volumes will proof to be invaluable to academics and research students in unsaturated soil mechanics.

Table of Contents

Experimental Studies in Unsaturated Soils and Expansive Soils

Mechanical characterization

Unconfined compressive strengths of unsaturated soil prepared from slurry, M. Shimizu and K. Kageyama

Volume change of slurry-consolidated expansive clay under suction controlled triaxial

testing conditions, Muawia A. Dafalla and Mosleh A. Al-Shamrani

Effects of matric suction and loading rate on the stiffness-strain behaviour of kaolin, T.T. Nyunt, E.C. Leong, and H. Rahardjo

On the preparation of soil samples with variable degrees of bonding, M.A. Hezmi, S.J. Wheeler, and D. Gallipoli

The effects of anisotropy on the mechanical behaviour of unsaturated kaolin, V. Sivakumar, J.L. Brown, J.A. Black, and D. Glynn

Small strain behavior of unsaturated plastic material in suction control RCTS test, M. Biglari, A. d’Onofrio, C. Mancuso, A. Shafiee, and M.K. Jafari

One-dimensional compression behavior of unsaturated Shirasu, R. Shiraishi, Y. Takemura, E.C. Leong, K. Tateyama, and R. Kitamura

Influence of microstructures on the mechanical properties of unsaturated clays, N. Kochmanova and H. Tanaka

Characterisation, mechanical and microstructural behaviour of an unsaturated silt, G. McCloskey, M. Sanchez, and E. Romero

Mechanical properties of methane hydrate-bearing sand and its deformation during dissociation of methane hydrate, M. Hyodo, Y. Nakata, N. Yoshimoto, J. Yoneda, and R.P. Orense

Cyclic loading

Cyclic behaviour of unsaturated silt in suction-controlled simple shear apparatus, K.B. Chin, E.C. Leong, and H.Rahardjo

Performance of clay fill under repeated loading, P. Cairns, V. Sivakumar and R. Thom

Measurement of volume response of unsaturated soils in cyclic triaxial testing, D. Hu, S.R. Lo, N. Khalili, S. Kacavenda, and C. Patel

Structural changes of compacted marls subjected to suction cycles, R. Cardoso and E.E. Alonso

On the volumetric response of a compacted clay subjected to wetting and drying cycles, A. Ferrari, C. Airo Farulla, and E. Romero

Shear strength and shear stiffness

Study on dynamic structural characteristics of unsaturated loess in different regions, Y. Luo, Z. Wang, and Y. Yang

Effects of suction on elastic shear modulus for unsaturated soil, S. Kawajiri, S. Kato, S. Shibuya, and T. Kawaguchi

Evaluation of apparent cohesion of an unsaturated soil, T. Nishimura, H. Toyota, and J. Koseki

Strength behavior of undisturbed volcanic cohesive soil under unsaturated conditions, Y. Kiyohara, M. Kazama, and R. Uzuoka

Comparison between the measured and predicted shear strength behaviour of four unsaturated sands, S.K. Vanapalli, and F. Lacasse

Shear strength of unsaturated sand under plane strain conditions, J. Alabdullah, Y. Lins and T. Schanz

Application of suction stress to shear strength in direct shear test for unsaturated soil under low confining pressure, B.S. Kim, S. Shibuya, and S. Kato

The influence of drying on the small strain shear modulus for static compacted Boom clay, V. Merchan, J. Vaunat, and E. Romero

Thermal effects

Influence of heating and water-exposure on liquid limit of GMZ01 and MX80 bentonite, Y.-M. Liu

Effect of temperature changing during curing periods on strength gain of lime treated soil, A.A. Nasrizar, M. Muttharam, and K. Ilamparuthi

Influence of freeze-thaw action on soil water characteristics of crushable volcanic coarse-grained soil, T. Ishikawa, K. Ito, and S. Miura

Development of experimental methods

A calibration chamber for unsaturated soils, M. Pournaghiazar, A. Russell, and N. Khalili

Development of method to measure degree of saturation of various sandy model grounds by image analysis, N. Yoshimoto, K. Nishio, Y. Nakata, M. Hyodo, and R.P. Orense

Development of triaxial apparatus for permeability test of unsaturated soil using pressure membrane method, T. Tokoro, T. Ishikawa, and S. Miura

Variations in mid-plane pore water pressure and anisotropic shear stiffness during suction equalization, J. Xu and C.W.W. Ng

Performance of Modified Volumetric Pressure Plate, KunSun Yoo and H. Rahardjo

Soil water characteristic curve and suction measurement

Experimental study of the soil-water characteristics of a decomposed soil using the relative humidity (RH) control technique, A.K. Leung and C.W.W. Ng

Use of CO2 gas to improve saturation of High Capacity Tensiometer (HCT), A.S. Acikel and C. Mancuso

Issues for calibration of thermal dissipation sensors for measuring matric suction, A. Sawangsuriya, C.H. Benson, and X. Wang

Evaluation of filter paper calibrations for laboratory estimating of soil suctions, K.V. Bicalho, G.W. Nunes, F.A.M. Marinho, J.-M. Fleureau, A. Gomes Correia, and S. Ferreira

Direct measurement of the relationships between total soil suction, free strain and moisture content, N.S. Beal

Laboratory versus field SWCC data, D.J. Williams

Use of SWCCs to describe the dewatering of product coal, D.J. Williams

Main factors affecting soil-water characteristic curve, D.A. Sun and J. Li

Soil water characteristic curve and consolidation of fine grained soils, Y. Al-Badran and T. Schanz

SWCCs and permeability functions for coarse-grained soils, L.M. Zhang, X. Li, and D.G. Fredlund

Soil water characteristic curves of expansive clays of Chennai, K. Premalatha and Pa. Suriya

Soil-water retention curves of some silty soils and their relations to fabrics, A. Jotisankasa, H. Vathananukij, and M.R. Coop

Experiences gained using various axis translation technique apparatus to determine soil water retention curve, X. Zhang, M. Mavroulidou, M.J. Gunn, and Z. Cabarkapa

Field testing and slope stability

Field measurements and their numerical simulations for infiltration and evaporation behaviour in unsaturated soil, S. Widiastuti, Y. Matsuzaki, R. Kitamura, and Y. Miyamoto

Conductivity test on fissures development in unsaturated expansive soil, L. Chen, Y.K. Gong, Y. Liang, and M.J. Gao

An in situ investigation of the swell-shrinkage behaviour of clayey soils, M. Chretien and R. Fabre

Tree water use, soil suctions and reference evapotranspiration in a semi-arid climate, D.A. Cameron and K.G. Mills

In situ measurement of the soil moisture content profile at a decomposed granite cut-slope, A. Tohari and M. Nishigaki

Seismic response of partially saturated slopes, R.P. Orense, N. Yoshimoto, and M. Hyodo

Rainfall infiltration in cracked soil and its effect on slope stability analysis, H. Zhang and W.W. Zhang

Alternative measures for soil slope stability using capillary barrier of soil, T. Morii, Y. Takeshita, M. Inoue, and S. Matsumoto

Horizontal drains in residual soil slopes, V.A. Santoso, H. Rahardjo, E.C. Leong, Y.S. Ng, and C.P.H. Tam

Pore-water pressure characteristics of two instrumented residual soil slopes, H. Rahardjo, V.A. Santoso, E.C. Leong, Y.S. Ng, and C.P.H. Tam

Remediation of a creeping slope comprised of highly expansive clays, M.B. Addison

Field test for expansive soil slope reinforcement by covering geo-membrane on slope surface, J.P. Yuan, J.H. Wu, and Z.Z. Yin

Expansive soils and collapsible soils

Study of permeability and seepage deformation of unsaturated expansive soils, L. Miao, Y. Cui, and H. Pan

Mechanism and magnitude of collapse settlement in sands and clays, R.A. Moyle, G.A. Hackney, and P.G. Redman

Effectiveness of pre-wetting and pre-loading technique in solving wetting collapse settlement, M.J.Md. Noor, I.B. Mohamed Jais, and M.A. Hafez

Characterising the collapsible response of an in-situ compacted silt, R. Gomez, E. Romero, A. Lloret, and J. Suriol

A study of the Atterberg limits effects on the behavior of collapsing soils, K. Abbeche, F. Hammoud, and T. Ayadat

Research on the expansion characteristics of Mengzi remolded expansive soil, Z.-q. Li, R.-l. Hu, and L.-C. Wang

Hydro-mechanical characterisation of a compacted expansive clay by suction controlled oedometer tests A.N. Ta, A.M. Tang, and Y.J. Cui

A large-scale infiltration test on compacted expansive clay, A.N. Ta, A.M. Tang, Y.J. Cui, and J. Thiriat

Three-dimensional swelling pressure and chemical influence on deformation of a compacted bentonite, B. Qin and Z.H. Chen

Swelling property and its anisotropy of reconstituted and undisturbed samples, M. Suzuki, K. Fujii, and J. Konishi

Investigation of crack desiccation in soil from a flood protection embankment, A. Atique, M. Sanchez, and E. Romero

Study on the mesostructural evolution of unsaturated special soils with CT-triaxial apparatus, Z.H. Chen, S.J. Wang, Y.Q. Zhu, and Z.H. Lu

Cyclic swell-shrink behavior of lime column stabilized expansive soil, S. Bhuvaneshwari, R.G. Robinson, and S.R. Gandhi

Shrinkage development during soil desiccation, S. Costa and J. Kodikara

Consolidation behaviour of a desiccated expansive soil, B. Soundara and R.G. Robinson


Bearing capacity and settlement behavior of a strip footing on an unsaturated coarse-grained soil, Y. Lins, T. Schanz, and S.K. Vanapalli

Degradation of partially saturated argillaceous rocks: Influence on the stability of geotechnical structures, J.A. Pineda, M. De Gracia, and E. Romero

Pre- and post-construction characterization of an embankment fill material, J.C. Rojas, C. Mancuso, and D. Danese

Potential use of induced soil-water repellency technique to improve the performance of landfill’s alternative final cover systems, E. Dell’Avanzi, A.P. Guizelini, W.R. da Silva, and L.M. Nocko

An evaluation of horizontal membrane barriers in controlling longitudinal cracking: Final comments, C.R. Clarke and J.B. Nevels, Jr.

Overview of the swelling problem in relation to injection of expanding resin in expansive soils, O.P. Buzzi, S.G. Fityus, and S.W. Sloan

Unsaturated behaviour of tailings during deposition and desiccation cycles with reference to closure design, P.J. Chapman, D.J. Williams, and T.K. Rohde

Application of vacuum and surcharge preloading combined method for soft ground improvement in City Ring Expressway of Ningpo, M.J. Gao, Y.H. Chen, T. Zhang, and Y.B. Gao

Author index

Theoretical and Numerical Advances in Unsaturated Soil Mechanics

Keynotes and overview lectures

Constitutive modeling: From isothermal to non-isothermal behavior of unsaturated soils, Y.-J. Cui, and D.A. Sun

Elasto-viscoplastic constitutive modeling of the swelling process of unsaturated clay, F. Oka, S. Kimoto, Y. Higo, and H. Feng

Coupled THMC modeling of unsaturated swelling clays: Constitutive formulation and boundary value problems, L do N. Guimaraes, A. Gens, M. Sanchez, and S. Olivella

What’s up with clay and water molecules? A view into molecular interactions and molecular responses in swelling clays, D.R. Katti, K.S. Katti, and S.M. Pradhan

Effective stress and drying response in a double porosity aggregated soil, N. Khalili, and A. Bagherieh

The mega South-to-North Water Transfer Project in China – Unsaturated soil mechanics aspects, C.W.W. Ng, J. Xu, and L.T. Zhan

Laboratory characterization of unsaturated soils for slope stability studies, H. Rahardjo, E.C. Leong, and R.B. Rezaur

Shear strength of unsaturated soils and its applications in geotechnical engineering practice, S.K. Vanapalli

Paradigm shifts to facilitate the practice of unsaturated soil mechanics, D.G. Fredlund

Some issues in constitutive modelling of unsaturated soils, A. Gens

Constitutive modelling of unsaturated soils

Modeling of suction effect on fabric yielding and kinematic hardening of reconstituted soils, C. Zhou

Numerical study of a new THM damage model for unsaturated geomaterials, C. Arson and B. Gatmiri

A bounding surface plasticity-type model on unsaturated soils, M. Morvan, H. Wong and D. Branque

A cyclic plasticity model for unsaturated geo-materials, Y. Kohgo

A unified constitutive model for unsaturated soils based on Generalized Plasticity Theory, D. Manzanal, M. Pastor, and J.A. Fernandez Merodo

A new approach to constitutive modelling of unsaturated soils using evolutionary polynomial regression, A.A. Javadi, A. Johari, A. Ahangar-Asr, A. Faramarzi, and D.G. Toll

Generalised elasto-plastic stress-strain and modified suction-degree of saturation relations of a fully coupled model

M. Lloret, M. Sanchez, and S.J. Wheeler

Modelling of overconsolidated unsaturated soils, A. Tsiampousi, L. Zdravkovic, and D.M. Potts

Extension of the Barcelona Basic Model considering subloading concept, M.P. Cordao-Neto, M. Sanchez, M. Karstunen, and M.M. de Farias

Insights into the links between microstructure and Bishop’s χ parameter for unsaturated soils, J.M. Pereira and E.E. Alonso

Critical state behaviour of a compacted unsaturated silty clay, A.R. Bagherieh, G. Habibagahi, and A. Ghahramani

Gas diffusion coefficient in variably saturated peat soil: Measurements and test of prediction models, K. Kawamoto, M. Unno, K. Iiduka, P. Moldrup, and T. Komatsu

Implementation and numerical modelling of unsaturated soils

Comparison of explicit and implicit integration schemes for the Barcelona Basic Model, W.T. Sołowski, M. Hofmann, and G. Hofstetter

A finite element simulator for mechanical behavior of unsaturated earth structures exposed to evaporation and moisturization, S.-I. Kanazawa, K. Kawai, A. Iizuka, S. Ohno, S. Tachibana, P. Thirapong, and T. Takeyama

Numerical simulation of an expressway embankment slope failure, Y. Nakata, D. Liu, M. Hyodo, N. Yoshimoto, and Y. Kato

Numerical modeling on parametric study of multi-layer caps to restrict oxygen transport over mine waste, H. Kim and C.H. Benson

Finite element evaluation of deep-seated swell, K.D. Walsh, S.L. Houston, W.N. Houston, and A.M. Harraz

Shear strength and stiffness of unsaturated soils

A simple model for predicting the shear modulus of unsaturated sandy soils, W.T. Oh and S.K. Vanapalli

Elastic wave propagation in unsaturated soils; theoretical extensions, I. Ashayeri, M. Kamalian and M.K. Jafari

Evaluation of shear strength equations for unsaturated soil, S.G. Goh, H. Rahardjo, and E.C. Leong

Impact of stress state on the dynamic shear modulus of unsaturated, compacted soils during drying, A. Khosravi and J.S. McCartney

A comparative study of shear strength equations for unsaturated soils, D. Sheng and A.N. Zhou

Establishing unique relationship between minimum mobilised friction angle and axial strain for anisotropic soil settlement model, I.B. Mohamed Jais and M.J.Md. Noor

Soil-water-environment interactions

Predictions of temperature and water content changes due to ground-atmospheric interactions, K.V. Bicalho and Y.J. Cui

A soil water characteristic curve transfer function of sands, E. Imre, K. Rajkai, R. Genovese, and S. Fityus

Estimation of water characteristic curve based on the measurement of drying characteristic curve of unsaturated sandy soil, K. Kamiya and M. Inoue

Evaluation of pedotransfer functions for soil-water characteristic curves of Japanese sandy soils, M. Tani, E.C. Leong, and K. Tateyama

Effect of soil hydraulic conductivity on slope stability at a hillslope of weathered granitic soil formation, M. Mukhlisin and M.R. Taha

Modelling of the water phase in unsaturated soils, Y. Wang, G. Wu, and C. Melbourne

Empirical evaluation of the relationship between rainfalls and the degree of saturation of shallow soils, R. Valentino, L. Montrasio, and G.L. Losi

Basis for a coupled flow-deformation model in unsaturated soils, M. Oeser and N. Khalili

Coupled problem of saturated-unsaturated seepage flow and internal erosion of soils, K. Fujisawa, D. Niina, A. Murakami, and S. Nishimura

A consideration on the fitting parameter of KITA-SAKO model, K. Sako and R. Kitamura

Influence of the temperature on the water content curves: A micromechanical approach, X. Chateau and T.B. Viet

Volume change behaviour of unsaturated soils

Analysis of the collapse behaviour of a natural soil by using the Barcelona Basic Model, M.M.A. Mascarenha, M.P. Cordao Neto, P. Murrieta, and E. Romero

Yielding surface model of volume change characteristics for unsaturated fine grained soils, Y. Al-Badran and T. Schanz

Collapse behavior simulation of granular material under general stress state with three dimensional DEM analyses, S. Kato, M.S. Jung, Y. Kuriyama, J.G. Chae, and T. Sakakibara

Yield stress and volume change behaviour of unsaturated soils, A.N. Zhou and D. Sheng

Evolution of the compaction process: Experimental study – preliminary results, N. Kurucuk, J. Kodikara and D.G. Fredlund

Applications of unsaturated soils

Effects of reservoir level fluctuations on embankment stability based on the constitutive model of unsaturated soils, C. Yong, L. Defu, and W. Shimei

Modified slope stability analysis for estimation of change in apparent cohesion, E. Calo, Y. Inagaki, R. Kitamura, and K. Sako

Modeling of shallow slope failure using curved-surface envelope extended Mohr-Coulomb model, M.J.Md. Noor, B.A. Hadi, and M.A. Hafez

Slope stability charts for shallow rainfall induced slope failure, M.J.Md. Noor, I.B. Mohamed Jais, and B.A. Hadi

Influence of suction on the bearing capacity, Z. Cabarkapa

Lateral earth pressure on a wall in expansive soils, G.T. Hong, C.P. Aubeny, and R.L. Lytton

The MUSE network: Research outcomes, D.G. Toll, D. Gallipoli, C.E. Augarde, V. De Gennaro, C. Mancuso,

A. Tarantino, J. Vaunat, and S.J. Wheeler

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