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Estimating Expansive Soil Field Suction Profiles Using a Soil Suction Surrogate

Abstract Expansive clay soils, when subjected to substantial moisture change, can be extremely problematic causing various types of damage to lightly-loaded structures. Solving these problems requires an understanding of unsaturated soil mechanics. Soil suction, related to moisture content change, is important in the development of unsaturated soil properties and in the assessment of initial and final stress for heave computation. Direct measurement of soil suction on expansive clays to determine field suction profiles is quite limited due primarily to tradition and cost-driven geotechnical field investigation practices prioritizing water content measurement over soil suction measurement. This study employs a surrogate to estimate soil suction p... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Cuzme, Alan (Author) / Houston, Sandra (Advisor) / Zapata, Claudia (Committee member) / Paassen, Leon van (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Engineering
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 165 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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