ABSTRACT

In recent decades the development of unsaturated soil mechanics has been remarkable, resulting in momentous advances in fundamental knowledge, testing techniques, computational procedures, prediction methodologies and geotechnical practice. The advances have spanned the full spectrum of theory and practice. In addition, unsaturated materials exhibiting complex behaviour such as residual soils, swelling soils, compacted soils, collapsing soils, tropical soils and solid wastes have been integrated in a common understanding of shared behaviour features. It is also noteworthy that unsaturated soil mechanics has proved surprisingly fruitful in expanding to other neighbouring areas such as swelling rocks, rockfill mechanics, and freezing soils. As a consequence, geotechnical engineering involving unsaturated soils can be now approached from a more rational and systematic perspective leading towards an improved and more effective practice.

Unsaturated Soils contains the papers presented at the 5th International Conference on Unsaturated Soil (Barcelona, Spain, 6-8 September 2010). They report significant advances in the areas of unsaturated soil behaviour, testing techniques, constitutive and numerical modelling and applications. The areas of application include soil-atmosphere interaction, foundations, slopes, embankments, pavements, geoenviromental problems and emerging topics. They are complemented by three keynote lectures and three general reports covering general issues of modelling, testing and applications.

Unsaturated Soils is a comprehensive record of the state-of-the art in unsaturated soil mechanics and a sound basis for further progress in the future. The two volumes will serve as an essential reference for academics, researchers and practitioners interested in unsaturated soils.

part |50 pages

Keynote lectures

chapter |12 pages

Design of stiffened slabs-on-grade on shrink-swell soils

ByJ.-L. Briaud, R. Abdelmalak, X. Zhang

chapter |18 pages

Energy geotechnology: Implications of mixed fluid conditions

ByJ. Carlos Santamarina, Jaewon Jang

part |86 pages

General reports

part |36 pages

Unsaturated soil behaviour Microstructure

chapter |6 pages

Development of microstructure in compacted earthen building materials

ByC.T.S. Beckett, C.E. Augarde

chapter |6 pages

Evolution of meso-structure of intact loess during triaxial shear test

ByXiang-Wei Fang, Chun-Ni Shen, Zheng-Han Chen, Zheng-Bin Zhou

chapter |4 pages

An insight into role of clay-fluid molecular interactions on the microstructure and macroscale properties of swelling clays

ByD.R. Katti, K. S. Katti, P.M. Amarasinghe, S.M. Pradhan

chapter |6 pages

Volume changes of swelling clayey soils at microscopic scale level

ByT. Maison, F. Laouafa, J.-M. Fleureau

chapter |6 pages

Influence of the microstructure on the hydro-mechanical behaviour of a natural silty clay

ByM.M.A. Mascarenha, M.P. Cordão-Neto, E. Romero

part |234 pages

Stress-strain and strength characteristics

chapter |6 pages

Hydro-mechanical response of an expansive silt-bentonite mixture

ByM. Ajdari, H. Nowamooz, F. Masrouri, G. Habibagahi, A. Ghahramani

chapter |5 pages

Deformation behavior in unsaturated soils

ByR. Baltodano-Goulding

chapter |6 pages

Collapsibility study for tropical soil profile using oedometric tests with controlled suction

ByJ.C.B. Benatti, M.G. Miguel, R.A. Rodrigues, O.M. Vilar

chapter |6 pages

Stress path effects on shear stiffness, damping ratio and volumetric behaviour of normally consolidated unsaturated compacted clay

ByM. Biglari, A. d’Onofrio, C. Mancuso, M.K. Jafari, A. Shafiee

chapter |6 pages

Shear strength of an unsaturated silty sand

ByF. Casini, P. Minder, S.M. Springman

chapter |6 pages

Dilatancy and shear strength of an aged compacted fill

ByAbraham C.F. Chiu, X. Zhao

chapter |6 pages

An experimental study on the cyclic behavior of natural loess

ByY.-J. Cui, A.-M. Tang, J.P. Karam, J.M. Terpereau

chapter |6 pages

Simple shear tests on unsaturated undisturbed specimens containing a weak layer

ByJ.L. Deng, H. Kameya, Y. Tsutsumi, J. Koseki, J. Kuwano

chapter |6 pages

Constant water content triaxial compression tests with a compacted soil

ByG.B. Georgetti, O.M. Vilar

chapter |6 pages

Unsaturated shear strength parameters of tropical volcanic residual soils

ByR. Karlinasari, P.P. Rahardjo

chapter |6 pages

Direct shear test under constant volume state for unsaturated soil

ByS. Kato, B.S. Kim, S. Shibuya

chapter |5 pages

Effects of matric suction on elastic shear modulus for three unsaturated soils

ByS. Kawajiri, S. Shibuya, S. Kato, T. Kawaguchi

chapter |5 pages

Effect of suction hysteresis on the shear strength of unsaturated soil interfaces

ByCharbel N. Khoury, Gerald A. Miller

chapter |5 pages

The decrease of the strength of unsaturated silty sand and the Bishop’s parameter χ

ByJ.C. Leal, G. Gallegos, E. Rojas

chapter |6 pages

Study on gas phase in unsaturated soils

ByY. Liu, C.G. Zhao, Q. Fang

chapter |6 pages

A constitutive relationship for collapsible soils in terms of stress state variables

ByJ.D. Nelson, C.N. Hatton, K.C. Chao

chapter |6 pages

Direct shear strength of compacted bentonite under different suctions

ByT. Nishimura, H. Rahardjo, J. Koseki

chapter |6 pages

Investigation of the behavior of an unsaturated sand using a cyclic direct shear device

ByT. Nishimura, I. Shahrour, H.B. Bian

chapter |6 pages

The relationship between the elastic and shear modulus of unsaturated soils

ByW.T. Oh, S.K. Vanapalli

chapter |5 pages

Experimental study of the collapsible behavior of a tropical unsaturated soil

ByR.A. Rodrigues, O.M. Vilar

chapter |6 pages

Swelling pressure evolution in compacted bentonite: Experiments and modelling

ByM. Sánchez, M.V. Villar, R. Gómez-Espina, A. Lloret, A. Gens

chapter |4 pages

Assessment of the cv coefficient for unsaturated Warsaw Clay

ByZ. Skutnik, M. Lendo-Siwicka, K. Garbulewski

chapter |6 pages

Desorption and consolidation behaviour of initially saturated clays

ByS. Tripathy, R. Bag, H.R. Thomas

chapter |4 pages

Compressive strength of unsaturated fissured clays

ByL.E. Vallejo

chapter |6 pages

Effect of suction and plasticity on the shear strength of sand/silt mixtures

ByM.V. Villar, P.L. Martín, R. Gómez-Espina, A. Lloret

chapter |5 pages

Experimental study on K0 coefficient of Ningming unsaturated expansive soil

ByH.P. Yang, J. Xiao, G.F. Zhang, R. Zhang

part |124 pages

Water retention and hydraulic behaviour

chapter |6 pages

Laboratory determination of Soil-Water Characteristic Curves for cracked soil

ByM.M. Abbaszadeh, S. Houston, C. Zapata, W. Houston, B. Welfert, K. Walsh

chapter |6 pages

The void ratio dependency of the retention behaviour for a compacted clay

ByC. Airò Farulla, A. Battiato, A. Ferrari

chapter |6 pages

Comparison between the in situ and laboratory water retention curves for a silty sand

ByA. Askarinejad, F. Casini, P. Kienzler, S.M. Springman

chapter |4 pages

On the inverse problem solution for laboratory determination of unsaturated water hydraulic conductivities

ByK.V. Bicalho, J.-M. Fleureau, Y.-J. Cui, C. Romanel

chapter |6 pages

Water retention curve and shrinkage of a waste from the paper industry

ByJ.C.O. Bizarreta, T.M.P. de Campos

chapter |7 pages

A transfer function of a soil water characteristic curve model for sands

ByEmőke Imre, Kalman Rajkai, R. Genovese, C. Jommi

chapter |6 pages

Prediction of soil-water characteristic curve using neural network

ByA. Johari, A.A. Javadi

chapter |5 pages

Hysteresis between wetting and drying diffusivity parameters

ByD. Mabirizi, R. Bulut

chapter |5 pages

Hydromechanical behaviour of a natural sand using different suction controlled techniques

ByHossein Nowamooz, Maria Ioana Arsenie, Cyrille Chazallon, Farimah Masrouri

chapter |6 pages

Investigations on water retention behaviour of deformable soils

ByS. Salager, A. Ferrari, M. Nuth, L. Laloui

chapter |4 pages

Study on the soil-water characteristic curve including stresses of an unsaturated soil

ByChun-Ni Shen, Xiang-Wei Fang, Zheng-Han Chen, Zheng-Bin Zhou

chapter |6 pages

Unsaturated hydraulic characteristics of soil with significant oversize particles

ByS. Somasundaram, T. Shenthan, C. Benson, S. Nannapaneni

chapter |7 pages

Unsaturated hydraulic properties of fine-grained soil from the blanket of old lines in France

ByV.N. Trinh, A. -M. Tang, Y.-J. Cui, J.C. Dupla, J. Canou, N. Calon, A. Robinet, L. Lambert, O. Schoen

chapter |6 pages

A study of the water retention characteristics and volume change of lime-treated London Clay

ByX. Zhang, M. Mavroulidou, M.J. Gunn, Z. Cabarkapa

chapter |6 pages

Comparison of four methods for determining the soil water retention curve

ByM. Zielinski, P. Sentenac, A. Atique, M. Sánchez, E. Romero

part |76 pages

Thermal and chemical effects

chapter |4 pages

Hydro-mechanical behavior of pre-heated bentonite

ByY.F. Arifin, T. Schanz

chapter |5 pages

Lime stabilisation of pyroclastic soils

ByM. Cecconi, V. Pane, F. Marmottini, G. Russo, P. Croce, S. dal Vecchio

chapter |6 pages

Effect of temperature on collapse potential of kaolin clay

ByA. Haghighi, G. Medero, P. Woodward, L. Laloui

chapter |6 pages

Influence of temperature on the water retention capacity of soils analysis using solution thermodynamics

ByA.C. Jacinto, A. Ledesma, M.V. Villar, R. Gómez-Espina

chapter |6 pages

Thermal pulse effects on the stiffness degradation of unsaturated clayey materials

ByA. Lima, J.A. Pineda, E. Romero

chapter |6 pages

Influence analysis of the contaminants fluid in a compacted soil collapse

ByE.Q. Motta, S.R.M. Ferreira

chapter |4 pages

Thermal damage in unsaturated geomaterials

ByM. Mozayan Kharazi, C. Arson, B. Gatmiri

chapter |4 pages

Thermo-hydro-mechanical behaviour of an expansive bentonite/silt mixture using different suction controlled techniques

ByHossein Nowamooz, Roberto Gómez-Espina, Marí Victoria Villar, Farimah Masrouri

chapter |3 pages

Direct measurement of thermal expansion in unsaturated soils

ByX. Pintado, A. Lloret

chapter |4 pages

Determining the thermal conductivity as a function of water content for a soil with different percentages of gravels

ByC.M. Rubio, R. Josa, D.R. Cobos, C.S. Campbell, F. Ferrer

chapter |6 pages

Temperature effects on soil-water retention properties of densely compacted GMZ01 bentonite

ByYe Wei-min, Wan Min, Chen Bao, Yu-Jun Cui, Ju Wang

part |150 pages

Testing techniques: Laboratory, in situ and centrifuge

chapter |5 pages

Evaluation of filter paper calibrations for indirect determination of soil suctions of unsaturated soils

ByK.V. Bicalho, F.A.M. Marinho, J.-M. Fleureau, A. Gomes Correia

chapter |5 pages

Useful laboratory guidelines for unsaturated soils research

ByJ.L. Boyd, V. Sivakumar

chapter |6 pages

Centrifuge modeling applied to swelling soils

ByB. Caicedo, C. Segura

chapter |6 pages

Centrifuge modeling of soil atmosphere interaction

ByB. Caicedo, J. Tristancho, L. Thorel

chapter |6 pages

Physical modelling on unsaturated soils using centrifuge

ByB. Caicedo, J. Tristancho, L. Thorel

chapter |6 pages

Commentaries on the consolidation-swell test

ByK.C. Chao, J.D. Nelson, D.D. Overton, E.J. Nelson

chapter |6 pages

Detecting water content changes in sand samples by means of Electrical Resistivity Tomography

ByR.M. Cosentini, G. Della Vecchia, S. Foti, G. Musso

chapter |5 pages

Calibration of a TDR probe in an expansive soil

ByStephen Fityus, Kalman Rajkai

chapter |6 pages

Effective thermal conductivity of partially saturated soils

ByS.S. Hamuda, M. Rouainia, B.G. Clarke

chapter |6 pages

Small-strain stiffness of compacted silty sand using a proximitor-based suction-controlled resonant column device

ByL.R. Hoyos, E.A. Suescún, J.A. Pineda, A.J. Puppala

chapter |6 pages

Advances in tensiometer-based suction control systems

ByS.D.N. Lourenço, D. Gallipoli, D.G. Toll, C.E. Augarde, F. D. Evans

chapter |6 pages

A new permeameter for the determination of the unsaturated coefficient of permeability

ByM.P.H. Moncada, T.M.P. de Campos

chapter |6 pages

Suction measurements on a natural unsaturated soil: A reappraisal of the filter paper method

ByJ.A. Muñoz-Castelblanco, J.-M. Pereira, P. Delage, Y.-J. Cui

chapter |7 pages

The use of filter paper method for field suction investigation

ByM.G.G. Nacinovic, C.F. Mahler, R.L.S. Izzo, E.E.S. Brandt, A.S. Avelar

chapter |6 pages

The challenges of performing laboratory controlled cone penetration tests in unsaturated soils

ByM. Pournaghiazar, A.R. Russell, N. Khalili

chapter |6 pages

Calibration of Smart Irrigation Sensor (SIS-UMS) for the blanket layer soil from old railway lines

ByV.N. Trinh, A.-M. Tang, Y-J. Cui, J.C. Dupla, J. Canou, N. Calon, A. Robinet, L. Lambert, O. Schoen

chapter |6 pages

Wave velocity analysis of state parameter changes in multi-phase granular materials

ByF. Wuttke, M. Asslan, T. Schanz

chapter |6 pages

A novel non-contacting laser displacement transducer technique for volume change measurements of unsaturated soils

ByX. Zhang, M. Mavroulidou, M.J. Gunn, Z. Cabarkapa, J. Sutton

part |254 pages

Modelling

chapter |7 pages

Mechanical model for partially saturated sandy soils: Application to liequefaction

ByH.B. Bian, T. Nishimura, I. Shahrour

chapter |7 pages

Saturation induced instability on bonded geomaterials

ByG. Buscarnera, R. Nova

chapter |7 pages

On the definition of constitutive models for compacted soft rocks

ByR. Cardoso, E.E. Alonso

chapter |7 pages

Modelling criteria for a microbiologically stabilised compacted soil in the framework of elastoplasticity

ByG. Della Vecchia, L. Morales, E. Garzón, C. Jommi, E. Romero

chapter |7 pages

Some remarks on the hydro-mechanical constitutive modelling of natural and compacted Boom clay

ByG. Della Vecchia, C. Jommi, A. Lima, E. Romero

chapter |6 pages

Soil water characteristic curves and adsorption potential

ByS. Frydman, R. Baker

chapter |6 pages

Numerical simulations of the thermomechanical behavior of clays on volumetric and deviatoric paths

ByM.S. Ghembaza, Z. Bellia, H. Trouzine

chapter |6 pages

Parameter calibration for hydro-mechanical modelling using numerical simulations of test results

ByR. Gómez, E. Romero, A. Lloret, J. Suriol, C. Jommi

chapter |6 pages

Prediction of the behaviour of unsaturated soils using evolutionary polynomial regression: An incremental approach

ByA.A. Javadi, A. Johari, A. Ahangar-Asr, A. Faramarzi, D.G. Toll

chapter |6 pages

A fully coupled hysteretic finite element model for hydro-mechanical analysis of unsaturated soils

ByN. Khalili, S. Zargarbashi, M.A. Habte

chapter |7 pages

A simple elasto-plastic model for unsaturated soils and interpretations of collapse and compaction behaviours

ByM. Kikumoto, H. Kyokawa, T. Nakai, H.M. Shahin

chapter |6 pages

Laboratory modelling: Settlement due to groundwater fluctuation in partially saturated soil

ByM.J. Md Noor, I.B. Mohamed Jais, J.D. Nyuin

chapter |6 pages

Hydraulic hysteresis coupled to volume change effects in unsaturated soil behavior

ByM. Morvan, H. Wong, D. Branque

chapter |7 pages

Mapping soil-water profile utilizing non-linear neural network based model

ByMuhammad Mukhlisin, Ahmed El-Shafie, Mohd Raihan Taha

chapter |6 pages

A fundamental interpretation of the critical state strength of unsaturated soils

ByE.J. Murray, V. Sivakumar

chapter |5 pages

Determination of the effective stress parameter: A pore network study

ByE. Nikooee, G. Habibagahi, A. Ghahramani

chapter |6 pages

Assessment of volumetric collapse using probabilistic approach

ByI. Otálvaro Calle, M.P. Cordão-Neto, G.M. Medero

chapter |7 pages

Is the degree of saturation a good candidate for Bishop’s χ parameter?

ByJ.-M. Pereira, O. Coussy, E.E. Alonso, J. Vaunat, S. Olivella

chapter |5 pages

On the time-dependent behaviour of unsaturated geomaterials

ByJ.-M. Pereira, V. De Gennaro

chapter |6 pages

A porous model based on porosimetry to simulate retention curves

ByE. Rojas, G. Gallegos, J. Leal

chapter |5 pages

Modeling the tensile strength of soils

ByE. Rojas, D. Hurtado, M.L. Pérez-Rea, A. Zepeda

chapter |6 pages

Modelling the unsaturated behaviour of structured soils

ByM. Rouainia, J.-M. Pereira

chapter |6 pages

Constitutive model developments for compacted unsaturated fine grained soils based on porosimetry

ByR. Salgueiro, S. Olivella, I. Suriol

chapter |7 pages

Hydro-mechanical coupling for unsaturated soils

ByD. Sheng, A.N. Zhou

chapter |7 pages

Simulation of static compaction with unsaturated soil/water coupled F.E. analysis

ByM. Shibata, K. Kawai, S. Kanazawa, A. Iizuka, S. Tachibana, S. Ohno, M. Honda

chapter |7 pages

A constitutive model for cemented unsaturated soils and weak rocks

ByR. Tamagnini, M. Mavroulidou, M.J. Gunn

chapter |6 pages

Constitutive model of unsaturated structured soils under cyclic loading

ByC. Yang, M.S. Huang, Y.-J. Cui

chapter |7 pages

Hydraulic conductivity function for unsaturated cracked soil

ByL.M. Zhang, J.H. Li, D.G. Fredlund

chapter |7 pages

Parameter identification in BBM using a parallel asynchronous differential evolution algorithm

ByYouliang Zhang, Xia-Ting Feng, Domenico Gallipoli, Charles Augarde

part |85 pages

Analytical and numerical modelling

chapter |7 pages

A driver for the integration of coupled hydro-mechanical constitutive laws for unsaturated soils

ByF. Cattaneo, G.Della Vecchia, C. Jommi

chapter |4 pages

Numerical simulation of volume change of a swelling soil in the northeast of Brazil

ByL.M. Costa, S.R.M. Ferreira, L. do N. Guimarães, I.D.S. Pontes Filho

chapter |6 pages

A new analytical solution for one dimensional transient flow in unsaturated soils

ByH. Farshbab Aghjani, A. Soroush

chapter |5 pages

Effect of mesh resolution on long-term water balance calculations

ByMurray D. Fredlund, Rob Thode, R.G. Nelson

chapter |7 pages

Fully coupled analysis of unsaturated porous media using a meshfree method

ByA. Khoshghalb, N. Khalili

chapter |6 pages

Tow-dimensional fundamental solution for dynamic behaviour analysis of unsaturated soils

ByP. Maghoul, B. Gatmiri, D. Duhamel

chapter |6 pages

Behaviour of an unsaturated soil column under loading and watering

ByF. Salehnia, B. Gatmiri

chapter |6 pages

Explicit stress integration with reduced drift for Barcelona Basic Model

ByW.T. Sołowski, D. Sheng, S.W. Sloan

chapter |6 pages

Active earth force in ‘cohesionless’ unsaturated soils using bound theorems of plasticity

BySamuel A. Stanier, Alessandro Tarantino

chapter |6 pages

Implicit integration of a constitutive model for partly saturated structured porous materials

ByR. Tamagnini, M. Mavroulidou, M.J. Gunn

chapter |7 pages

Numerical simulation of an unsaturated slope failure during an earthquake

ByR. Uzuoka, K. Maruyama, T. Mori, M. Kazama, T. Unno, N. Sento

part |46 pages

Engineering applications and case histories

chapter |5 pages

Soil heat and evaporation from soil

ByG.E. Blight

chapter |6 pages

Use of satellite observations for estimating the degree of saturation of superficial soils

ByL. Motrasio, R. Valentino, C. Quintavalla

chapter |7 pages

Study of stratification resistant to salt damage

ByS. Nomura, K. Kawai, S. Kanazawa, A. Iizuka, S. Ohno, P. Thirapong, S. Tachibana

chapter |6 pages

An environmental chamber for studying the soil-atmosphere interaction

ByAn-Ninh Ta, Anh-Minh Tang, Yu-Jun Cui, Jérémy Thiriat

part |87 pages

Foundations

chapter |6 pages

Performance and design of foundations on unsaturated expansive soil

ByJ.T. Bryant, M.A. Haque

chapter |5 pages

Pile horizontal bearing capacity in tropical soil under distinct moisture contents

ByMaycon André de Almeida, Miriam Gonçalves Miguel, Sidnei Helder Cardoso Teixeira

chapter |7 pages

The effect of ripping clay soil on swell behaviour

ByStephen Fityus, Olivier Buzzi, Michael Holt, Theodore Gunther

chapter |6 pages

Water content profiles for design of foundations on expansive soils

ByD.D. Overton, K.C. Chao, J.D. Nelson

chapter |6 pages

Bearing capacity of a strip footing on an unsaturated sand

ByT. Schanz, Y. Lins, S.K. Vanapalli

chapter |7 pages

A simple technique for estimating the 1-D heave in expansive soils

ByS.K. Vanapalli, L. Lu, W.T. Oh

chapter |7 pages

A technique for estimating the shaft resistance of test piles in unsaturated soils

ByS.K. Vanapalli, K.D. Eigenbrod, Z.N. Taylan, C. Catana, W.T. Oh, E. Garven

chapter |6 pages

Bearing capacity of an unsaturated sand from model footing tests

ByS.K. Vanapalli, R. Sun, X. Li

part |62 pages

Slopes

chapter |6 pages

Stochastic modelling of unsaturated slope stability

ByPatrick Arnold, Michael A. Hicks

chapter |6 pages

Influence of seasonable water pressure variations on unsaturated slopes stability

ByF.A.J. Franch, M.M. Futai

chapter |6 pages

Performance of an instrumented slope under a capillary barrier system

ByH. Rahardjo, C.J. Hua, E.C. Leong, V.A. Santoso

chapter |6 pages

Matric suction in unsaturated pyroclastic slopes

ByA. Scotto di Santolo, A. Evangelista

part |46 pages

Embankments

chapter |7 pages

Suction changes during the construction of an embankment from A10 Motorway in Portugal

ByR. Cardoso, E. Maranha das Neves, P. Almeida Santos

chapter |7 pages

Influences of spatially varying porosity on unsaturated flow through earth structures

ByT.M.H. Le, D. Gallipoli, S. Wheeler, M. Sánchez

chapter |4 pages

Improvement and controlling deformation of the expansive soil ground

ByLinchang Miao, Fei Wang, Ying Cui

chapter |6 pages

Failure of peat dykes by drought

ByD. Nterekas, J.P. Oostveen, F.A.J.M. Mathijssen, R.B.J. Brinkgreve, M.A. Hicks, F. Molenkamp

chapter |6 pages

Numerical analysis of the behaviour of embankments constructed with expansive soils

ByJ.I. Ortega, A. Lloret, S. Olivella, E. Romero

chapter |6 pages

Banking simulation with a constitutive model for unsaturated soil

ByM. Tanaka, K. Kawai, S. Kanazawa, A. Iizuka, S. Tachibana, S. Ohno, T. Takeyama

part |7 pages

Pavements

chapter |5 pages

Water migration in pavement subgrade

ByE.J. Nelson, D.D. Overton

part |91 pages

Geoenvironmental applications

chapter |7 pages

Gas migration in sand/bentonite mixtures through preferential paths

ByD. Arnedo, E.E. Alonso, S. Olivella, E. Romero

chapter |7 pages

Geotechnical issues in the design and construction of PMOBs

ByA.R. Cabral, M. Létourneau, J.S. McCartney, J. Parks, E. Yanful, Q. Song

chapter |6 pages

Coupled solute mass transport and evaporation in saline soil

ByA.S. Dunmola, P.H. Simms

chapter |8 pages

Non-isothermal infiltration in plastic bentonite

ByB. François, L. Laloui

chapter |6 pages

Numerical modelling of the resaturation of swelling clay with gas injection

ByP. Gerard, J.-P. Radu, J. Talandier, R. de La Vaissière, R. Charlier, F. Collin

chapter |5 pages

THMC analysis of saturation and heating processes of an expansive clay barrier in radioactive waste isolation

ByL. do N. Guimarães, A. Gens, M. Sánchez, S. Olivella

chapter |5 pages

Laboratory studies of the addition of bentonite to landfill cover soil

ByR.L.S. Izzo, C.F. Mahler, K. Huse

chapter |6 pages

Thermal-hydro-mechanical behavior of unsaturated bentonite blocks: Experimental approaches

ByJ.O. Lee, W.J. Cho, S.K. Kwon, J.W. Choi

chapter |6 pages

Evaluation of landfill gas emission in experimental cover layers in Brazil

ByF.J. Maciel, R.L. Lopes, J.F.T. Jucá

chapter |6 pages

Behaviour of wet fill using residual soil

ByF.A.M. Marinho, F. Massad

chapter |6 pages

Unsaturated behaviour of mine tailings in low precipitation areas

ByL.A. Oldecop, L. Garino, J.J. Muñoz, R. Rodriguez, C. García

chapter |6 pages

Evaluation of a capillary barrier at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal

ByL.O. Williams, D.L. Hoyt, G.A. Hargreaves, S.F. Dwyer, J.G. Zornberg

chapter |5 pages

Numerical study on rainfall infiltration into landfill earthen final cover

ByTony L.T. Zhan, G.W. Jia, Y.M. Chen, D.G. Fredlund

part |46 pages

New areas

chapter |6 pages

LNAPL retention in partially saturated silty sand

ByM. Alferi, E. Romero, A. Dominijanni, M. Manassero

chapter |7 pages

Water retention curve for evolving marl under suction cycles

ByR. Cardoso, G. Della Vecchia, C. Jommi, E. Romero

chapter |6 pages

Effects of crude oil pollution on the shear strength behaviour of an unsaturated porous soil medium

ByM. Mohammadi, S.S. Yasrebi, A. Mirzaii

chapter |6 pages

Effects of hydraulic cycling on the stiffness response of a rigid clay

ByJ.A. Pineda, G. Mitaritonna, E. Romero, M. Arroyo

chapter |6 pages

Effect of drying and wetting cycles on the shear strength of argillaceous rocks

ByR.D. Tovar, J.E. Colmenares

chapter |6 pages

Pore geometry induced suction and the slaking of shales

ByL.E. Vallejo, A. Stewart-Murphy

chapter |6 pages

Influence of suction on the mechanical behaviour of rock joints under shear loading

ByMaria Teresa Zandarin, Eduardo Alonso, Sebastià Olivella