Advances in Unsaturated Soils

Advances in Unsaturated Soils

By: Ivan Rafael Berdugo (editor), Laureano R. Hoyos (editor), Julio Esteban Colmenares (editor), Carol Murillo (editor), Bernardo Caicedo (editor)Mixed Media

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New theories and testing techniques related with Unsaturated Soil Mechanics have proven to be valuable tools to study a broad spectrum of geo-materials which includes rocks, rock fills, frozen soils and domiciliary solid wastes. These new theories and testing techniques have permitted the analysis of several traditional problems from a new perspective (e.g., swelling or collapsible soils and compacted soils or pavements materials), and they have also shown their efficiency to study new energy-related problems like CO2 sequestration and nuclear waste disposal. Advances in Unsaturated Soils is a collection of papers from the 1st Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils organized in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, in February 2013. The volume includes 76 research papers coming for all over the world, as well as 7 keynotes papers by well known international researchers. The contributions present a variety of topics including: * Advances in testing techniques * Unsaturated soil behavior * Constitutive modeling and microstructure * Numerical modeling * Geotechnical problems Advances in Unsaturated Soils is expected to become a useful reference to academics and professionals involved in Unsaturated Soil Mechanics.

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Preface Organization committees Acknowledgements Sponsors Keynotes lectures Interactions between atmosphere and geosphere-difficulties in measuring evaporation G.E. Blight Interpretation of soil-water characteristic curves when volume change occurs as soil suction is changed D.G. Fredlund & S.L. Houston Ventilation effects in an argillaceous rock tunnel examined via unsaturated soil mechanics A. Gens & B. Garitte Compacted soils: From physics to hydraulic and mechanical behaviour S. Leroueil & D.W. Hight Rockfill mechanics L.A. Oldecop & E.E. Alonso Unsaturated soil mechanics in the design and performance of pavements H. Sahin, F. Gu, Y. Tong, R. Luo & R.L. Lytton Estimation of the 1-D heave of a natural expansive soil deposit with a light structure using the modulus of elasticity based method S.K. Vanapalli & H.H. Adem Advances in testing techniques Physical modelling of the effect of partial saturation on the stability of geocell walls D. Gomez Calibration in the laboratory of capacitance sensors for water content monitoring F. Avanzi, M. Caruso & C. Jommi Unsaturated soil response under plane strain conditions via true triaxial testing L.R. Hoyos, J.A. Cruz & A. Lizcano Measuring water retention properties of a series of bentonite clays in a wide range of suctions D. Marcial Physical modeling of the mechanical improvement of unsaturated silt through heating C.J.R. Coccia, A. Casady & J.S. McCartney Triaxial cell for nonisothermal shear strength of compacted silt under high suction magnitudes N.A. Alsherif & J.S. McCartney Measurement of friction on piles over neutral plane in expansive soils C. Mendoza On the use of unsaturated properties of a sandy material for centrifuge model preparation W.F. Morales, J. Laue & S.M. Springman Application of electrical resistivity for the control of water content and density in loess V. Rinaldi A method for making a homogeneous specimen of unsaturated clay using micro-wave H. Suzuki, Y. Okano, K. Ueno & R. Uzuoka Centrifuge modelling of wetting-induced collapse in embankment base L. Thorel, I.M. Khokhar, V. Ferber & B. Caicedo A practical method for suction estimation in unsaturated soil testing M.F. Amaral, A.V. da Fonseca, E. Romero & M. Arroyo Preparing unsaturated samples of decomposed granite for laboratory controlled CPTs H. Yang & A.R. Russell Estimating soil hydraulic parameters from capillary rise tests T.C. Zapata & O.M. Vilar Geophysical investigation of cracking in unsaturated soils G. Jones, M. Zielinski & P. Sentenac Unsaturated soil behavior Water retention behavior and hydraulic properties Preferential flow and mass transport modeling in a heterogeneous unsaturated soil L.B. Bien, R. Angulo-Jaramillo, D. Predelus, L. Lassabatere & T. Winiarski Influence of cracks on soil water characteristic curve S. Azam, M. Ito & F. Khan Influence of suction on the permeability of unsaturated soils B. Melbouci & F. Ghanem Evaluation of the suction calibration curves for Whatman 42 filter paper K.V. Bicalho, K.F. Cupertino & A.I. Bertolde Soil water characteristic curves of lime-treated highly expansive soils T.Y. Elkady & A.M. Al-Mahbashi Water retention properties of a demolition waste A.M.J. Gomez, M.M. Farias, M.P. Cordao-Neto, M.V.R. Souza & I.F. Otalvaro Water infiltration in final cover layer of landfills in northeast region of Brazil R.L. Lopes, J.F.T. Juca & M.O.H. Mariano Water retention properties of a residual soil from Caracas A. Luis & D. Marcial Air permeability of cover soil from the Bandeirantes landfill in Sao Paulo, Brazil F.A.M. Marinho & P.F. Teixeira Water retention curves for a tropical soil contaminated by vinasse M.G. Miguel & S.Y. Pereira Permeability studies with blend of fly Ash and Rice Husk Ash stabilized soil subgrade N.L. Patil, S. Sharma & H. Sood Capillary rise in pores with rough walls L.E. Vallejo Volumetric and elastic behavior Multi-dimensional swelling behavior of Al-Qatif expansive soils M.F. Abbas, T.Y. Elkady & M.A. Al-Shamrani Soil characterization and compressibility parameters of Bogota clay due to suction changes G.E. Avila, A. Ledesma & A. Lloret Cyclic behavior of unsaturated unbound aggregates for pavements B. Caicedo, O. Coronado, J.M. Fleureau & A. Gomes-Correia Small strain shear modulus of an unsaturated sandy soil G.B. Georgetti & O.M. Vilar Swelling behavior of expansive clays incorporating mineralogy and pore size distribution via SWCC A. Pedarla, A.J. Puppala & L.R. Hoyos Drying-wetting tests on sand-silt mixtures: Impact of volumetric changes on the retention curves M. Morvan, D. Branque, H. Wong & B. Colin Collapse behaviour of a natural loess from Northern France J.A. Munoz-Castelblanco, P. Delage, J.M. Pereira & Y.J. Cui Elastic response of unsaturated soils C. Murillo, B. Caicedo, L. Thorel & C. Dano Evaluation of soil matric suction, microstructure and its influence on collapsible behavior J. Ramos & Y. Valencia An experimental study on the stiffness of a lime-treated clayey soil A.M. Tang, M.N. Vu & Y.J. Cui Effects of relative humidity cycling on the hydro-mechanical behaviour of two clayey rocks from North-East Spain J.A. Pineda & E. Romero Laboratory experiments on swelling due to crystal growth in sulphate argillaceous rocks A. Deu, E.E. Romero & I.R. Berdugo Shear and tension behavior Solute suction and shear strength in saturated soils V.Y. Katte & G.E. Blight Effect of pre-shearing/suction histories on residual shear strength of unsaturated soils L.R. Hoyos, C.L. Velosa & A.J. Puppala Review of factors affecting formation of cracks in clay layers C. Lozada Evaluating the impact of thermal variations on the penetration test parameters G. Franchomme, S. Rosin-Paumier & F. Masrouri Using fracture mechanics theory to evaluate the unconfined compressive strength of unsaturated fissured clays L.E. Vallejo Fractal evaluation of the fragmentation of clays due to desiccation L.E. Vallejo Critical combination of tensile and shear stresses causing the crack propagation path in brittle clays subjected to uniaxial compression L.F. Vesga & L.E. Vallejo Crack propagation and threshold strength of fissured clays subjected to cyclic loading L.F. Vesga & L.E. Vallejo Constitutive modelling and microstructure Hydro-mechanical formulation considering fluid compressibility S.R.C. Brant-P-de-Jesus, M.P. Cordao-Neto & I. Fernandes-Gomes Volumetric behavior of unsaturated-reconstituted soils G.J. Burton, D. Sheng & E. Romero Micromechanical study of the compressibility of unsaturated granular materials R. Barata & R. Cardoso Progressive emergence of double porosity in a silt during compaction F. Casini, J. Vaunat, E. Romero & A. Desideri State surface of wetting-drying cycles at the equilibrium stage E. Jahangir, F. Masrouri & H. Nowamooz Assessment of the critical state strength of unsaturated aggregated soils E.J. Murray, R.M. Jones & V. Sivakumar Incorporating a microstructural state variable in constitutive modeling N.M. Pinyol, E.E. Alonso & A. Gens Effect of loading and suction history on time dependent deformation of coarse crushed slate E. Romero, C. Alvarado & E.E. Alonso DEM modeling of unsaturated rockfill. Scale effects M. Tapias, E.E. Alonso & J.A. Gili Incorporation of the soil-water characteristic curve hysteresis in pavement design D.C. Rosenbalm & C.E. Zapata Results of unsaturated tests on metastable soils J.C. Ruge, R.P. da Cunha & D. Masin Numerical analysis of unsaturated soil behaviour under large deformations B.C.F.L. Lopes & M.P. Cordao-Neto Numerical modelling Study of the influence of climatic effects on the soil temperature and suction changes K.V. Bicalho, G.P.W. Vivacqua & Y.J. Cui Numerical analysis of effect of rainfall infiltration on unsaturated soil E.F. Garcia, C.A. Riveros & J.C. Saldarriaga The impact of moisture diffusion on the structural degradation of asphalt mixtures S. Caro Shafts by the Sequential Excavation Method: Mechanical vs Hydro-mechanical calculations C.C. Dias, A.T. Gomes & J. Vaunat A lattice model for liquid transport in unsaturated porous materials C. Fahy, P. Grassl & D. Gallipoli Numerical simulation of a shallow foundation on an unsaturated silt N.A. Gonzalez & A. Gens Cyclic macroelement for shallow footing over unsaturated soil B. Kafle & F. Wuttke BEST method: Characterization of soil unsaturated hydraulic properties L. Lassabatere, R. Angulo-Jaramillo, T. Winiarski & D. Yilmaz Unsaturated flow of unfrozen water in frozen soils A. Shastri, M. Sanchez & A. Lizcano Probabilistic analyses of slope stability under infiltration conditions I.F. Otalvaro & M.P. Cordao-Neto Modeling gas hydrate bearing sediments using a coupled approach M. Sanchez, A. Shastri & J.C. Santamarina Effect of soil replacement option on surface deflections for expansive clay profiles A. Bharadwaj, S.L. Houston, W.N. Houston, B. Welfert & K.D. Walsh Geotechnical problems and soil atmosphere interaction Capillary barrier dissipation by new wicking geotextile M. Azevedo & J.G. Zornberg Suction stress influence on strength parameters used in geotechnical engineering R. Baltodano-Goulding Quantification and modeling of water flow in sandy soils in Northeast Thailand S. Seltacho, V. Sriboonlue, N. Suwanang, W. Wiriyakitnateekul & C. Hammecker A rainfall threshold for the occurrence of landslides in manmade slopes in residual soils in the northwest of Colombia C.H. Hidalgo & A.P. de Assis Use of artificial intelligence in Soil compaction modeling E.L.P. Gonzalez Author index

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  • publication date: 17/01/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780415620956
  • Format: Mixed Media
  • Number Of Pages: 610
  • ID: 9780415620956
  • weight: 1383
  • ISBN10: 0415620953

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