Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice
Author: Delwyn G. Fredlund,Hendry Rahardjo,Murray D. Fredlund
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 946
Release: 2012-07-24
ISBN: 1118133595
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice Book Excerpt:

The definitive guide to unsaturated soil— from the world's experts on the subject This book builds upon and substantially updates Fredlund and Rahardjo's publication, Soil Mechanics for Unsaturated Soils, the current standard in the field of unsaturated soils. It provides readers with more thorough coverage of the state of the art of unsaturated soil behavior and better reflects the manner in which practical unsaturated soil engineering problems are solved. Retaining the fundamental physics of unsaturated soil behavior presented in the earlier book, this new publication places greater emphasis on the importance of the "soil-water characteristic curve" in solving practical engineering problems, as well as the quantification of thermal and moisture boundary conditions based on the use of weather data. Topics covered include: Theory to Practice of Unsaturated Soil Mechanics Nature and Phase Properties of Unsaturated Soil State Variables for Unsaturated Soils Measurement and Estimation of State Variables Soil-Water Characteristic Curves for Unsaturated Soils Ground Surface Moisture Flux Boundary Conditions Theory of Water Flow through Unsaturated Soils Solving Saturated/Unsaturated Water Flow Problems Air Flow through Unsaturated Soils Heat Flow Analysis for Unsaturated Soils Shear Strength of Unsaturated Soils Shear Strength Applications in Plastic and Limit Equilibrium Stress-Deformation Analysis for Unsaturated Soils Solving Stress-Deformation Problems with Unsaturated Soils Compressibility and Pore Pressure Parameters Consolidation and Swelling Processes in Unsaturated Soils Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice is essential reading for geotechnical engineers, civil engineers, and undergraduate- and graduate-level civil engineering students with a focus on soil mechanics.

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice
Author: Delwyn G. Fredlund,Hendry Rahardjo,Murray D. Fredlund
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 944
Release: 2012-07-30
ISBN: 1118280504
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice Book Excerpt:

The definitive guide to unsaturated soil— from the world's experts on the subject This book builds upon and substantially updates Fredlund and Rahardjo's publication, Soil Mechanics for Unsaturated Soils, the current standard in the field of unsaturated soils. It provides readers with more thorough coverage of the state of the art of unsaturated soil behavior and better reflects the manner in which practical unsaturated soil engineering problems are solved. Retaining the fundamental physics of unsaturated soil behavior presented in the earlier book, this new publication places greater emphasis on the importance of the "soil-water characteristic curve" in solving practical engineering problems, as well as the quantification of thermal and moisture boundary conditions based on the use of weather data. Topics covered include: Theory to Practice of Unsaturated Soil Mechanics Nature and Phase Properties of Unsaturated Soil State Variables for Unsaturated Soils Measurement and Estimation of State Variables Soil-Water Characteristic Curves for Unsaturated Soils Ground Surface Moisture Flux Boundary Conditions Theory of Water Flow through Unsaturated Soils Solving Saturated/Unsaturated Water Flow Problems Air Flow through Unsaturated Soils Heat Flow Analysis for Unsaturated Soils Shear Strength of Unsaturated Soils Shear Strength Applications in Plastic and Limit Equilibrium Stress-Deformation Analysis for Unsaturated Soils Solving Stress-Deformation Problems with Unsaturated Soils Compressibility and Pore Pressure Parameters Consolidation and Swelling Processes in Unsaturated Soils Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice is essential reading for geotechnical engineers, civil engineers, and undergraduate- and graduate-level civil engineering students with a focus on soil mechanics.

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics from Theory to Practice

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics   from Theory to Practice
Author: Zhenghan Chen,Changfu Wei,De ́an Sun,Xongfu Xu
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 924
Release: 2015-10-14
ISBN: 1315643340
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics from Theory to Practice Book Excerpt:

In the past decades advances have been made in the research and practice on unsaturated soil mechanics. In 2000 the first Asia-Pacific Conferences on Unsaturated Soils was organized in Singapore. Since then, four conferences have been held under the continued support of the Technical Committee on Unsaturated Soils (TC106) of the International Socie

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Geotechnical Practice

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Geotechnical Practice
Author: Geoffrey E. Blight
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2017-03-29
ISBN: 9781138076013
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Geotechnical Practice Book Excerpt:

There are other books on unsaturated soil mechanics, but this book is different. Unsaturated soil mechanics is only one aspect of a continuous range of soil mechanics studies that extends from the rheology of high water content soil slurries to the mechanics of soft soils, to stiff saturated soils, to unsaturated soils, and, at the far end of the range, to dry soils. In reality, the water content of all soils, that are not permanently submerged, varies seasonally. In most climatic zones, rainfall varies during the year and the depth of the water table varies sympathetically. In applying unsaturated soil mechanics in practice, it is therefore important to realise and allow for the probability that soil will, either seasonally or occasionally, pass from the unsaturated to the saturated state and even from unsaturation to dryness. This is the only book that looks specifically at this essential practical aspect. The theory of unsaturated soils is fully dealt with in all of its aspects, including its application to natural undisturbed soils and compacted soils. Application of the theory to soil-like materials such as mine waste and municipal solid waste is also covered. Application of the theory to practice is illustrated by a number of detailed case histories. Unsaturated soil mechanics principles can also successfully and usefully be applied in related fields such as the bulk storage of particulate materials, underground mine support, solution mining and concrete structures. Several case histories are given that illustrate these practical applications. The author has been professionally engaged in practical research and application of unsaturated soil mechanics for close to 60 years and with this book shares his wide experience with the reader.

The Emergence of Unsaturated Soil Mechanics

The Emergence of Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
Author: National Research Council Canada
Publsiher: NRC Research Press
Total Pages: 752
Release: 1999
ISBN: 0660172569
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Emergence of Unsaturated Soil Mechanics Book Excerpt:

This publication is an assemblage of selected papers that have been authored or co-authored by D.G. Fredlund. The substance of these papers documents the milestones of both the science of unsaturated soil mechanincs and the career of the author during his tenure as a faculty member in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada.

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Geotechnical Practice

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Geotechnical Practice
Author: Geoffrey E Blight
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2013-07-11
ISBN: 1315882930
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Geotechnical Practice Book Excerpt:

There are other books on unsaturated soil mechanics, but this book is different. Unsaturated soil mechanics is only one aspect of a continuous range of soil mechanics studies that extends from the rheology of high water content soil slurries to the mechanics of soft soils, to stiff saturated soils, to unsaturated soils, and, at the far end of the r

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics with Probability and Statistics

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics with Probability and Statistics
Author: Ryosuke Kitamura,Kazunari Sako
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2019-08-09
ISBN: 1000229017
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics with Probability and Statistics Book Excerpt:

Soil is fundamentally a multi-phase material – consisting of solid particles, water and air. In soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering it is widely treated as an elastic, elastoplastic or visco-elastoplastic material, and consequently regarded as a continuum body. However, this book explores an alternative approach, considering soil as a multi-phase and discrete material and applying basic Newtonian mechanics rather than analytical mechanics. It applies microscopic models to the solid phase and fluid phases, and then introduces probability theory and statistics to derive average physical quantities which correspond to the soil‘s macroscopic physical properties such as void ratio and water content. This book is particularly focused on the mechanical behaviour of dry, partially saturated and full saturated sandy soil, as much of the physicochemical microscopic characteristic of clayey soil is still not clear. It explores the inter-particle forces at the point of contact of soil particles and the resultant inter-particle stresses, instead of the total stress and effective stress which are studied in mainstream soil mechanics. Deformation and strength behaviour, soil-water characteristic curves, and permeability coefficients of water and air are then derived simply from grain size distribution, soil particle density, void ratio and water content. A useful reference for consultants, professional engineers, researchers and public sector organisations involved in unsaturated soil tests. Advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students on Unsaturated Soil Mechanics courses will also find it a valuable text to study.

Unsaturated Soils Two Volume Set

Unsaturated Soils  Two Volume Set
Author: Olivier Buzzi,S. Fityus,D. Sheng
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 942
Release: 2009-11-02
ISBN: 1482266946
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unsaturated Soils Two Volume Set Book Excerpt:

Unsaturated soil mechanics is now increasingly recognized as an integral part of mainstream soil mechanics, and the importance and relevance of unsaturated soil mechanics for the broad field of geotechnical engineering no longer needs to be emphasized. The two volumes making up Unsaturated soils include papers from the 4th Asia Pacific Confere

Soil Mechanics for Unsaturated Soils

Soil Mechanics for Unsaturated Soils
Author: Delwyn G. Fredlund,Hendry Rahardjo
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 542
Release: 1993-09-06
ISBN: 047185008X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soil Mechanics for Unsaturated Soils Book Excerpt:

The principles and concepts for unsaturated soils are developed as extensions of saturated soils. Addresses problems where soils have a matric suction or where pore-water pressure is negative. Covers theory, measurement and use of the fundamental properties of unsaturated soils--permeability, shear strength and volume change. Includes a significant amount of case studies.

Unsaturated Soils

Unsaturated Soils
Author: E. J. Murray,V. Sivakumar
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-08-23
ISBN: 9781444332124
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unsaturated Soils Book Excerpt:

An understanding of the mechanical properties of unsaturated soils is crucial for geotechnical engineers worldwide, as well as to those concerned with the interaction of structures with the ground. This book deals principally with fine-grained clays and silts, or soils containing coarser sand and gravel particles but with a significant percentage of fines. The study of unsaturated soil is a practical subject, linking fundamental science to nature. Soils in general are inherently variable and their behaviour is not easy to analyse or predict, and unsaturated soils raise the complexity to a higher level. Even amongst practicing engineers, there is often lack of awareness of the intricacies of the subject. This book offers a perspective of unsaturated soils based on recent research and demonstrates how this dovetails with the general discipline of soil mechanics. Following an introduction to the basic soil variables, the phases, the phase interactions and the relevance of soil structure, an up-to-date review of laboratory testing techniques is presented. This includes suction measurement and control techniques in triaxial cell testing. This is followed by an introduction to stress state variables, critical state and theoretical models in unsaturated soils. A detailed description of the thermodynamic principles as applied to multi-phase materials under equilibrium conditions follows. These principles are then used to explore and develop a fundamental theoretical basis for analysing unsaturated soils. Soil structure is broken down into its component parts to develop equations describing the dual stress regime. The critical state strength and compression characteristics of unsaturated soils are examined and it is shown how the behaviour may be viewed as a three-dimensional model in dimensionless stress-volume space. The analysis is then extended to the work input into unsaturated soils and the development of conjugate stress, volumetric and strain-increment variables. These are used to examine the micromechanical behaviour of kaolin specimens subjected to triaxial shear strength tests and lead to observations not detectable by other means. Unsaturated Soils: A fundamental interpretation of soil behaviour covers a rapidly advancing area of study, research and engineering practice and offers a deeper appreciation of the key characteristics of unsaturated soil. It provides students and researchers with a framework for understanding soil behaviour and demonstrates how to interpret experimental strength and compression data. provides engineers with a deeper appreciation of key characteristics of unsaturated soils covers a rapidly advancing area of study, research and engineering practice provides students and researchers a framework for understanding soil behaviour shows how to interpret experimental data on strength and compression the limited number of books on the subject are all out of date

Water in Road Structures

Water in Road Structures
Author: Andrew Dawson
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2008-10-21
ISBN: 1402085621
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water in Road Structures Book Excerpt:

Only book world-wide addressing this topic. The principal output of the European co-operative Action on "Water Movements in Road Pavements & Embankments". Provides unique guidance on assessing water condition and its affects on road performance. Provides unique guidance on assessing and ameliorating contaminant movement in pavement groundwater. Written by leading experts in Europe.

Proceedings of the 5th Indian Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference 5IYGEC

Proceedings of the 5th Indian Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference  5IYGEC
Author: D L Shah,L S Thakur,J C Shukla,N H Joshi
Publsiher: Shweta Publications
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2015-03-14
ISBN: 1427655278
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of the 5th Indian Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference 5IYGEC Book Excerpt:

Extended Abstracts of Research Papers Published in 5IYGEC: The 5th Indian Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference, organized by Indian Geotechnical Society to commemorate Silver Jubilee of IGS, Baroda Chapter.

Rainfall Induced Soil Slope Failure

Rainfall Induced Soil Slope Failure
Author: Lulu Zhang,Jinhui Li,Xu Li,Jie Zhang,Hong Zhu
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2018-09-03
ISBN: 131535117X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rainfall Induced Soil Slope Failure Book Excerpt:

Rainfall-induced landslides are common around the world. With global climate change, their frequency is increasing and the consequences are becoming greater. Previous studies assess them mostly from the perspective of a single discipline—correlating landslides with rainstorms, geomorphology and hydrology in order to establish a threshold prediction value for rainfall-induced landslides; analyzing the slope’s stability using a geomechanical approach; or assessing the risk from field records. Rainfall Induced Soil Slope Failure: Stability Analysis and Probabilistic Assessment integrates probabilistic approaches with the geotechnical modeling of slope failures under rainfall conditions with unsaturated soil. It covers theoretical models of rainfall infiltration and stability analysis, reliability analysis based on coupled hydro-mechanical modelling, stability of slopes with cracks, gravels and spatial heterogenous soils, and probabilistic model calibration based on measurement. It focuses on the uncertainties involved with rainfall-induced landslides and presents state-of-the art techniques and methods which characterize the uncertainties and quantify the probabilities and risk of rainfall-induced landslide hazards. Additionally, the authors cover: The failure mechanisms of rainfall-induced slope failure Commonly used infiltration and stability methods The infiltration and stability of natural soil slopes with cracks and colluvium materials Stability evaluation methods based on probabilistic approaches The effect of spatial variability on unsaturated soil slopes and more

Laboratory Tests for Unsaturated Soils

Laboratory Tests for Unsaturated Soils
Author: Eng-Choon Leong,Martin Wijaya
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2023-02-16
ISBN: 1351600230
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Laboratory Tests for Unsaturated Soils Book Excerpt:

The testing of unsaturated soils requires greater care and effort than that of saturated soils. Although unsaturated soil mechanics has been embraced by geotechnical engineering, engineering practice has not yet caught up as the characterization of unsaturated soils is difficult and time-consuming, and made harder still by a lack of standards. Laboratory Tests for Unsaturated Soils collates test procedures to cover all laboratory tests for characterising unsaturated soils. It covers the background, theory, test procedures, and interpretation of test results. Each test procedure is broken down into simple stages and described in detail. The pitfalls of each test and the interpretation of the test results are explained. Test data and calculation methods are given, along with many numerical examples to illustrate the methods of interpretation and to offer the presentation of typical results. The book is especially useful for students and researchers who are new to the field and provides a practical handbook for engineering applications.

Experimental Unsaturated Soil Mechanics

Experimental Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
Author: Tom Schanz
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 505
Release: 2007-06-02
ISBN: 3540698736
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Experimental Unsaturated Soil Mechanics Book Excerpt:

These proceedings are a continuation of the series of International Conferences in Germany entitled "Mechanics of Unsaturated Soils." The objective is to discuss and understand unsaturated soil behaviour, so that engineered activities are improved in terms of judgement and quality. In addition to knowledge of classical concepts, it is a challenge to adapt convincing new concepts and present them in such a way that they can be used in engineering practices.

Unsaturated Soils Volume 3

Unsaturated Soils   Volume 3
Author: J.F.T Juca,T.M.P. de Campos,F.A.M. Marinho
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2021-05-31
ISBN: 100044676X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unsaturated Soils Volume 3 Book Excerpt:

Unsaturated materials comprise residua, collapsible and expansive naturally occurring soils, compacted soils and, more recently, residues of solid wastes. The engineering problems associated with unsaturated materials range from those related to conventional geotechnical works (e.g. foundations, pavements, slopes and excavations, retaining structures, earthdams, irrigation canals, tunnelling, compacted embankments) to those included in the environmental area (e.g. natural slope instability, erosion and subsidence processes, tailings, residues or solid waste disposal, contaminant transport, remediation of contaminant sites, engineered barriers for environmental protection, re-use of residues). This book, published in three separate volumes, comprises a selection of selected and invited papers presented at the Third International Conference on Unsaturated Soils – UNSAT ‘2002 – that took place in Recife, Brazil, form 10th to 13th March 2002. The book is of interest to consultants, researchers, practitioners, lecturers and students with a background in geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering and engineering geology.

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering Fundamentals and Applications

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering  Fundamentals and Applications
Author: Nagaratnam Sivakugan
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-07-28
ISBN: 1260468496
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering Fundamentals and Applications Book Excerpt:

Learn the basics of soil mechanics and foundation engineering This hands-on guide shows, step by step, how soil mechanics principles can be applied to solve geotechnical and foundation engineering problems. Presented in a straightforward, engaging style by an experienced PE, Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering: Fundamentals and Applications starts with the basics, assuming no prior knowledge, and gradually proceeds to more advanced topics. You will get rich illustrations, worked-out examples, and real-world case studies that help you absorb the critical points in a short time. Coverage includes: Phase relations Soil classification Compaction Effective stresses Permeability and seepage Vertical stresses under loaded areas Consolidation Shear strength Lateral earth pressures Site investigation Shallow and deep foundations Earth retaining structures Slope stability Reliability-based design

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Geotechnical Practice

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Geotechnical Practice
Author: Geoffrey E Blight
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2013-07-11
ISBN: 9780415621182
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Geotechnical Practice Book Excerpt:

There are other books on unsaturated soil mechanics, but this book is different. Unsaturated soil mechanics is only one aspect of a continuous range of soil mechanics studies that extends from the rheology of high water content soil slurries to the mechanics of soft soils, to stiff saturated soils, to unsaturated soils, and, at the far end of the range, to dry soils. In reality, the water content of all soils, that are not permanently submerged, varies seasonally. In most climatic zones, rainfall varies during the year and the depth of the water table varies sympathetically. In applying unsaturated soil mechanics in practice, it is therefore important to realise and allow for the probability that soil will, either seasonally or occasionally, pass from the unsaturated to the saturated state and even from unsaturation to dryness. This is the only book that looks specifically at this essential practical aspect. The theory of unsaturated soils is fully dealt with in all of its aspects, including its application to natural undisturbed soils and compacted soils. Application of the theory to soil-like materials such as mine waste and municipal solid waste is also covered. Application of the theory to practice is illustrated by a number of detailed case histories. Unsaturated soil mechanics principles can also successfully and usefully be applied in related fields such as the bulk storage of particulate materials, underground mine support, solution mining and concrete structures. Several case histories are given that illustrate these practical applications. The author has been professionally engaged in practical research and application of unsaturated soil mechanics for close to 60 years and with this book shares his wide experience with the reader.

Advances in Sustainable Construction and Resource Management

Advances in Sustainable Construction and Resource Management
Author: Hemanta Hazarika,Gopal Santana Phani Madabhushi,Kazuya Yasuhara,Dennes T. Bergado
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 975
Release: 2021-03-06
ISBN: 9811600775
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Sustainable Construction and Resource Management Book Excerpt:

This book comprises the proceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Construction Resources for Environmentally Sustainable Technologies. The contents of this volume focus on issues related to natural and man-made disasters, and discuss solutions through the use of alternative resources, towards building a sustainable and resilient society from geotechnical perspectives. Some of the themes covered include recycled materials in geotechnical constructions, management and utilization of disaster wastes, climate change independent natural disasters, socio-economic and environmental aspects in sustainable construction, physical and numerical modelling of disaster mitigation techniques, etc. This book will be beneficial to researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers alike.

Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering
Author: Renato Lancellotta
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2008-07-22
ISBN: 1482265931
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geotechnical Engineering Book Excerpt:

Established as a standard textbook for students of geotechnical engineering, this second edition of Geotechnical Engineering provides a solid grounding in the mechanics of soils and soil-structure interaction.Renato Lancellotta gives a clear presentation of the fundamental principles of soil mechanics and demonstrates how these principles are