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Soil-water characteristic curve
<p>The presence of unsaturated flow in tropical lateritic soils of unknown hydromechanical behavior may lead to severe geotechnical problems. It is known that soil-water characteristic curves (SWCC) are a valuable tool to define this behavior and facilitate the suction estimation, acting on tests performed with no control of such parameter. This article ai...
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US;" lang="EN-US">The SWCC has played an important role in studying the physical-mechanical behavior and hydraulic property of unsaturated soils. Laboratory experiments of SWCC were performed on unsaturated loess based on filter paper method considering freeze-thaw cycle, coupling of freeze-thaw...
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<p>The practice of geotechnical engineering in tropical climate regions must consider the use of unsaturated soil concepts. However, these concepts must also take into account the specific behavior traits of tropical soils, particularly those related to soil aggregation, pore structure, and mineralogy. This paper will initially present considerations on th...
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<p>The availability of statistical values for soil parameters is essential in reliability-based geotechnical design and sensitivity analysis. Unfortunately, there are few statistical studies available about unsaturated soil parameters. The primary objective of this paper is to present a methodology for the statistical assessment of hydraulic properties of ...
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