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Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice Author Delwyn G. Fredlund
ISBN-10 9781118133590
Release 2012-07-24
Pages 926
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"Here is the definitive guide to unsaturated soil by the world's expert in the area of unsaturated soil mechanics. This volume features the latest information and replaces the leading text in the field, also written by this author team. The text offers state-of-the-art information to deal with the practical engineering problems resulting from unsaturated soil. Greater emphasis has been placed on the using the soil-water characteristic curve in solving practical engineering problems, as well as the quantification of thermal and moisture boundary conditions based on weather data"--

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Geotechnical Practice

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Geotechnical Practice Author Geoffrey E Blight
ISBN-10 9781315882932
Release 2013-07-11
Pages 640
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There are other books on unsaturated soil mechanics, but this book is different. Unsaturated soil mechanics is only one aspect of a continuous range of soil mechanics studies that extends from the rheology of high water content soil slurries to the mechanics of soft soils, to stiff saturated soils, to unsaturated soils, and, at the far end of the range, to dry soils. In reality, the water content of all soils, that are not permanently submerged, varies seasonally. In most climatic zones, rainfall varies during the year and the depth of the water table varies sympathetically. In applying unsaturated soil mechanics in practice, it is therefore important to realise and allow for the probability that soil will, either seasonally or occasionally, pass from the unsaturated to the saturated state and even from unsaturation to dryness. This is the only book that looks specifically at this essential practical aspect. The theory of unsaturated soils is fully dealt with in all of its aspects, including its application to natural undisturbed soils and compacted soils. Application of the theory to soil-like materials such as mine waste and municipal solid waste is also covered. Application of the theory to practice is illustrated by a number of detailed case histories. Unsaturated soil mechanics principles can also successfully and usefully be applied in related fields such as the bulk storage of particulate materials, underground mine support, solution mining and concrete structures. Several case histories are given that illustrate these practical applications. The author has been professionally engaged in practical research and application of unsaturated soil mechanics for close to 60 years and with this book shares his wide experience with the reader.

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics from Theory to Practice

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics   from Theory to Practice Author Zhenghan Chen
ISBN-10 9781315643342
Release 2015-11-04
Pages 906
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In the past decades advances have been made in the research and practice on unsaturated soil mechanics. In 2000 the first Asia-Pacific Conferences on Unsaturated Soils was organized in Singapore. Since then, four conferences have been held under the continued support of the Technical Committee on Unsaturated Soils (TC106) of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE). The conferences provided an excellent forum for researchers and practitioners in the region and beyond to present the latest developments and to exchange ideas on the subjects related to unsaturated soils. Unsaturated Soil Mechanics - from Theory to Practice collects more than 140 technical papers, and 10 invited and keynote lectures presented at the sixth Asia-Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soils (Guilin, China, 23-26 October 2015). The first Asia-Pacific distinguished lecture, launched at the conference, is also included. The contributions address the fundamental behavior of unsaturated soils, and present theoretical and numerical modeling and engineering applications. The topics of concern span the full spectrum from theory to practice, with strong relevance to the problems in the region and beyond such as collapse/swelling, freezing/thawing, desiccation shrinkage, rainfall-induced slope failure, contaminant transport, shale gas extraction and so on, largely representing the latest developments in unsaturated soil mechanics.

Soil Mechanics for Unsaturated Soils

Soil Mechanics for Unsaturated Soils Author D. G. Fredlund
ISBN-10 047185008X
Release 1993
Pages 517
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Phase Properties and Relations - Stress State Variables - Measurements of Soil Suction - Flow Laws -Measurement of Permeability - Steady-State Flow - Pore Pressure Parameters - Shear Strength Theory - Measurement of Shear Strength Parameters - Plastic and Limit Equilibrium - Volume Change Theory Measurements of Volume Change Indices - Volume Change Predictions - One-Dimensional Consolidation and Swelling - Two- and Three-Dimensional Unsteady-State Flow and Nonisothermal Analyses. Appendices. References. Index.

Experimental Unsaturated Soil Mechanics

Experimental Unsaturated Soil Mechanics Author Tom Schanz
ISBN-10 9783540698739
Release 2007-06-02
Pages 505
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These proceedings are a continuation of the series of International Conferences in Germany entitled "Mechanics of Unsaturated Soils." The objective is to discuss and understand unsaturated soil behaviour, so that engineered activities are improved in terms of judgement and quality. In addition to knowledge of classical concepts, it is a challenge to adapt convincing new concepts and present them in such a way that they can be used in engineering practices.

Advanced Unsaturated Soil Mechanics and Engineering

Advanced Unsaturated Soil Mechanics and Engineering Author Charles Wang Wai Ng
ISBN-10 9781482266122
Release 2014-04-21
Pages 690
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Analytical and comprehensive, this state-of-the-art book, examines the mechanics and engineering of unsaturated soils, as well as explaining the laboratory and field testing and research that are the logical basis of this modern approach to safe construction in these hazardous geomaterials; putting them into a logical framework for civil engineering and design. The book: illustrates the importance of state-dependent soil-water characteristic curves highlights modern soil testing of unsaturated soil behaviour, including accurate measurement of total volume changes and the measurement of anisotropic soil stiffness at very small strains introduces an advanced state-dependent elasto-plastic constitutive model for both saturated and unsaturated soil demonstrates the power of numerical analysis which is at the heart of modern soil mechanics studies and simulates the behaviour of loose fills from unsaturated to saturated states; explains the difference between strain-softening and static liquefaction, and describes real applications in unsaturated soil slope engineering includes purpose-designed field trials to capture the effects of two independent stress variables, and reports comprehensive measurements of soil suction, water contents, stress changes and ground deformations in both bare and grassed slopes introduces a new conjunctive surface and subsurface transient flow model for realistically analysing rainfall infiltration in unsaturated soil slopes, and illustrates the importance of the flow model in slope engineering. Including constitutive and numerical modelling, this volume will interest students and professionals studying or working in the areas of geotechnical engineering and the built environment.

The Role of Unsaturated Soil Property Functions in the Practice of Unsaturated Soil Mechanics

The Role of Unsaturated Soil Property Functions in the Practice of Unsaturated Soil Mechanics Author
ISBN-10 OCLC:654963953
Release 2000
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The implementation of unsaturated soil mechanics into engineering practice is dependent, to a large degree, upon an ability to predict nonlinear, unsaturated soil property functions. Such unsaturated soil property functions as the soil-water characteristic curve, the shrinkage curve, the permeability curve, and the shear strength curve have been shown to vary depending on water content levels. These unsaturated soil property functions have been defined for the classical soil mechanics areas of seepage and shear strength. Much information has been accumulated on the volume change behavior of unsaturated soils; however, to-date the role of unsaturated soil, volume change functions has not been defined; nor have the prediction procedures been formulated. The primary objective of this thesis is to provide methods of determining the constitutive relationships for an unsaturated soil. Experimental laboratory techniques, theoretical and statistical methods will be examined to provide the basis for the constitutive surfaces. Soil property functions will also be represented mathematically to facilitate a continuous and smooth representation of soil behavior. The resulting constitutive surfaces will provide the practicing engineer with mathematical relationships that form the basis for modeling seepage and volume change (or any coupled combination) in unsaturated or saturated soil.

Advances in Unsaturated Soil Seepage and Environmental Geotechnics

Advances in Unsaturated Soil  Seepage  and Environmental Geotechnics Author Ning Lu
ISBN-10 0784408602
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 376
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Advances in Unsaturated Soil, Seepage, and Environmental Geotechnics represents the latest advances in applied unsaturated soil mechanics, and coupled phenomena in geotechnical engineering practice. This Geotechnical Special Publication contains 42 papers that were presented at the GeoShanghai Conference held in Shanghai, China from June 6-8, 2006. The book begins with two state-of-the-art papers on geoenvironmental engineering and unsaturated soil mechanics applied to field problems. It then continues by highlighting papers on unsaturated soil phenomena, coupled phenomena and transport phenomena. The book showcases new experimental evidence and theoretical developments on strength and deformational behaviors of both expansive soil and collapsible loess, as well as some new testing techniques to characterize volumetric change and strength of these problematic soils. It reports on the latest understanding of various coupled phenomena in soils such as hydro-biological, hydro-mechanical, hydro-thermal, thermal-mechanical and hydro-chemical coupling. The papers also address the latest advances in geoenvironmental applications including the sustainability of landfills, removal of various contaminants from soils, soil-contaminant interactions and soil stabilization.

The Emergence of Unsaturated Soil Mechanics

The Emergence of Unsaturated Soil Mechanics Author Gordon Ward Wilson
ISBN-10 9780660172569
Release 1999
Pages 735
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This publication is an assemblage of selected papers that have been authored or co-authored by D.G. Fredlund. The substance of these papers documents the milestones of both the science of unsaturated soil mechanincs and the career of the author during his tenure as a faculty member in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada.

Mechanics of Unsaturated Geomaterials

Mechanics of Unsaturated Geomaterials Author Lyesse Laloui
ISBN-10 9781118616765
Release 2013-03-04
Pages 381
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This book provides a sound basis in the challenging area of the mechanics of unsaturated geomaterials. The objective is to supply the reader with an exhaustive overview starting from the basics and covering the most recent theories and applications (i.e. natural disasters, nuclear waste disposal, oil and agriculture productions). The presentation of the fundamental concepts is based on an interdisciplinary approach, in the areas of soil, rock and cement-based material mechanics.

Unsaturated Soils

Unsaturated Soils Author Apiniti Jotisankasa
ISBN-10 OCLC:819506715
Release 2012
Pages 909
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Unsaturated Soils has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Unsaturated Soils also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Unsaturated Soils book for free.

Soil Mechanics

Soil Mechanics Author William Powrie
ISBN-10 9781466552098
Release 2013-12-17
Pages 682
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Instead of fixating on formulae, Soil Mechanics: Concepts and Applications, Third Edition focuses on the fundamentals. This book describes the mechanical behaviour of soils as it relates to the practice of geotechnical engineering. It covers both principles and design, avoids complex mathematics whenever possible, and uses simple methods and ideas to build a framework to support and accommodate more complex problems and analysis. The third edition includes new material on site investigation, stress-dilatancy, cyclic loading, non-linear soil behaviour, unsaturated soils, pile stabilization of slopes, soil/wall stiffness and shallow foundations. Other key features of the Third Edition: • Makes extensive reference to real case studies to illustrate the concepts described • Focuses on modern soil mechanics principles, informed by relevant research • Presents more than 60 worked examples • Provides learning objectives, key points, and self-assessment and learning questions for each chapter • Includes an accompanying solutions manual for lecturers This book serves as a resource for undergraduates in civil engineering and as a reference for practising geotechnical engineers.

Geotechnical Design and Practice

Geotechnical Design and Practice Author K. Ilamparuthi
ISBN-10 9789811305054
Release 2018-08-17
Pages 261
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This book presents articles covering a wide spectrum of topics in geotechnical engineering, including properties of soils, unsaturated soil mechanics, ground improvement, liquefaction and seismic studies, soil-structure interaction and stability analysis of man-made and natural slopes. The contributing authors are renowned researchers in their respective fields, which include soft ground improvement, seismic response of retaining structure using soil-structure Interaction (SSI) principles, and unsaturated soils. Based on keynote addresses and invited talks presented at the Indian Geotechnical Conference 2016, this book will prove a valuable resource for practicing engineers and researchers in the field of geotechnical engineering.

Experimental and Applied Modeling of Unsaturated Soils

Experimental and Applied Modeling of Unsaturated Soils Author Laureano R. Hoyos
ISBN-10 0784473420
Release 2010-05-13
Pages 234
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"Hosted by Tongji University, Shanghai Society of Civil Engineering, China, Chinese Institution of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, China; In cooperation with Alaska University Transportation Center, USA ... [et al.]."

Soil suction applications in geotechnical engineering practice

Soil suction applications in geotechnical engineering practice Author American Society of Civil Engineers. Geotechnical Engineering Division. Committee on Shallow Foundations
ISBN-10 0784401179
Release 1995-06
Pages 71
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Tropical Residual Soils Engineering

Tropical Residual Soils Engineering Author B.B.K. Huat
ISBN-10 9780203024621
Release 2007-08-02
Pages 258
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Focused on tropical areas and their unique problems and issues, this work examines all aspects of residual soils engineering, including both theoretical and practical aspects. This book gives the practitioner a thorough understanding of the characteristics of these soil types, their formation and their material properties, while guidelines on application, stabilization and assessment, reveal how this knowledge can be used in the field. The authors have extensive expertise with this type of ground engineering, and include a case study to illustrate the technical aspects. Graduate students, researchers and professionals in soil and rock mechanics, and geotechnical engineers working in tropical regions will find this an invaluable resource.

Advanced Geotechnical Analyses

Advanced Geotechnical Analyses Author P.K. Banerjee
ISBN-10 9781482286656
Release 1991-12-16
Pages 411
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The chapters in this book show that a careful blend of engineering judgement and advanced principles of engineering mechanics may be used to resolve many complex geotechnical engineering problems. It is hoped that these may inspire the geotechnical engineering practice to make more extensive use of them in future.