Springer Proceedings in Physics

Experimental Unsaturated Soil Mechanics

Editors: Schanz, Tom (Ed.)

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About this book

These proceedings are a continuation of the series of International Conferences in Germany entitled "Mechanics of Unsaturated Soils." The primary objective is to discuss and understand unsaturated soil behaviour such that engineered activities are made better with times in terms of judgement and quality. We all realise by now that in addition to the knowledge on the classical concepts, it becomes an enormous challenging task to adapt convincing new concepts and present them in such a way that it could be used in engineering practices.

The experimental studies reported primarily focus on the role of microstructure and fabric for the complex coupled hydro-mechanical behaviour of cohesive frictional materials. Several papers consider the relevance of temperature affecting the constitutive behaviour of clays. Common features of state of the art theoretical and numerical approaches, including theory of porous media and mixture theory, intend to describe the complex multi-field problems of fully coupled thermo-hydraulic-mechanical-chemical initial - boundary value problems. Applications include highly toxic waste disposals, slope stability problems and contaminants transport in porous media.

These proceedings would have been not possible without financial support by the German Research Foundation (DFG). We gratefully acknowledge the support of ISSMGE, especially TC6 "Unsaturated Soils".

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From the reviews: “Experimental Unsaturated Soil Mechanics is a compilation of papers from the second in a series of international conferences entitled ‘Mechanics of Unsaturated Soils’ held at Bauhaus-University in Weimar, Germany, first in 2003 and later in 2007. … the book is as an informative practical introduction to researchers, graduate students, and engineering practitioners interested in the characterization and mechanical behavior of unsaturated soils.” (William J. Likos, Vadose Zone Journal, Vol. 9 (1), February, 2010)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Microstructure Features in the Behaviour of Engineered Barriers for Nuclear Waste Disposal

    Pierre Delage

    Pages 11-32

  • Errors in Total Suction Measurements

    Setianto Samingan Agus, Tom Schanz

    Pages 59-70

  • A Comparative Study of Soil Suction Measurement Using Two Different High-Range Psychrometers

    Rafaela Cardoso, Enrique Romero, Analice Lima, Alessio Ferrari

    Pages 79-93

  • A Laboratory Investigation into the Effect of Water Content on the CBR of a Subgrade soil

    Samuel Innocent Kofi Ampadu

    Pages 137-144

  • Shear Strength Affected by Suction Tension in Unsaturated Fine Grained Soils?

    Carola Bönsch, Christof Lempp

    Pages 145-152

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Experimental Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
Editors
  • Tom Schanz
Series Title
Springer Proceedings in Physics
Series Volume
112
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-69873-9
DOI
10.1007/3-540-69873-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-69872-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-08928-2
Series ISSN
0930-8989
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 505
Topics