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Soil suction
<p>There have been three main pillars associated with the development of an applied engineering science for both saturated and unsaturated soil mechanics; namely, i) the synthesis of continuum mechanics theories of physical behavior, ii) the laboratory measurement of relevant soil properties, and iii) analyses that illustrate the solution of practical exam...
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<p>The ability to estimate soil volume change as a function of time is a valuable tool in the design or forensic analysis of shallow foundations and pavement structures. This paper presents an improved framework for estimating the volume change of shrink/swell soils due to time-varying climatic effects using the Lytton et al. (2005) approach with the sucti...
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<p>The description of the stress state in soils is the foundational point around which an applied science should be built for engineering practice. The stress state description has proven to be pivotal for saturated soil mechanics and the same should be true for unsaturated soil mechanics. Continuum mechanics sets forth a series of principles upon which a ...
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<p>Capillary barrier and vegetative slope covers can be used to improve slope stability during rainfall by maintaining matric suction in the slope. A study was performed to investigate the effectiveness of capillary barrier system (CBS) and vegetative slope covers (Orange Jasmine and Vetiver grass) in maintaining soil suction. Performance of slopes with an...
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