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Volume Change Consideration in Determining Appropriate Unsaturated Soil Properties for Geotechnical Applications

Abstract Unsaturated soil mechanics is becoming a part of geotechnical engineering practice, particularly in applications to moisture sensitive soils such as expansive and collapsible soils and in geoenvironmental applications. The soil water characteristic curve, which describes the amount of water in a soil versus soil suction, is perhaps the most important soil property function for application of unsaturated soil mechanics. The soil water characteristic curve has been used extensively for estimating unsaturated soil properties, and a number of fitting equations for development of soil water characteristic curves from laboratory data have been proposed by researchers. Although not always mentioned, the underlying assumption of soil water characte... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Bani Hashem, Elham (Author) / Houston, Sandra L (Advisor) / Kavazanjian, Edward (Committee member) / Zapata, Claudia (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Civil engineering / deformation / laboratory testing / numerical modeling / soil volume change / SWCC / unsaturated soils
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 456 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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