Unsaturated Soil Concepts and Their Application in Geotechnical Practice by David G. TollUnsaturated Soil Concepts and Their Application in Geotechnical Practice by David G. Toll

Unsaturated Soil Concepts and Their Application in Geotechnical Practice

EditorDavid G. Toll

Paperback | December 8, 2010

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This collection contains contributions from leading researchers on the engineering behaviour of unsaturated soil. It includes contributions dealing with the measurement of suction, discussions about how pore-water affects the engineering behaviour of soils and the important role played by soil-water characteristic (water retention) curves. This leads on to applications of unsaturated soil behaviour within geotechnical engineering practice, dealing with collapsible soils, foundations, and slopes. The collection is valuable both in contributing to the research effort on unsaturated soil behaviour and also in showing how unsaturated soil concepts can be applied within geotechnical engineering practice. It shows how researchers are making significant headway in establishing rational approaches to dealing with these complex circumstances.Audience: This book will be of interest to both researchers and practitioners dealing with unsaturated soil behaviour.
Title:Unsaturated Soil Concepts and Their Application in Geotechnical PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:246 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.07 inPublished:December 8, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048159180

ISBN - 13:9789048159185

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Table of Contents

Preface. Papers. Experimental procedures and cavitation mechanisms in tensiometer measurements; A. Tarantino, L. Mongiovì. The role of pore water in the mechanical behavior of unsaturated soils; D. Karube, K. Kawai. Mathematical attributes of some soil-water characteristic curve models; W.S. Sillers, et al.Soil-water characteristic curves of Singapore residual soils; S.S. Agus, et al. Temperature effects on the hydraulic behaviour of an unsaturated clay; E. Romero, et al.Geotechnical engineering practice for collapsible soils; S.L. Houston, et al. The extent of soil desiccation near trees in a semi-arid environment; D.A. Cameron. The effect of antecedent rainfall on slope stability; H. Rahardjo, et al. Technical Note. Relationship between porosimetry measurement and soil-water characteristic curve for an unsaturated residual soil; K.K. Aung, et al.