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Soil suction

This study had the objective to evaluate the application of the Marchetti Dilatometer Test (DMT) on compacted residual soil, analyzing the influence of suction on the parameters obtained. For this, a sample of residual diabase soil was collected and compacted in the laboratory at its optimum moisture content. Granular matrix...

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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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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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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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