2012

Unsaturated Soils: Research and Applications

Volume 1

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ISBN: 978-3-642-31115-4 (Print) 978-3-642-31116-1 (Online)

Table of contents (58 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages 1-13

  2. Experimental

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      A Double Cell Triaxial System for Unsaturated Soils Testing

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      Performances of Two High Capacity Tensiometers

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      Pages 19-24

      A Local Monitoring of Water Content in Unsaturated Soil Triaxial Testing

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      Pages 25-30

      Effect of Intermediate Stress on Collapse Behaviour of a Compacted Clayey Silt

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      Pages 31-38

      Unsaturated Soil Response under Plane Strain Conditions Using a Servo/Suction-Controlled Biaxial Apparatus

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      Pages 39-46

      Behaviour of Compacted Clayey Silty Sand under Suction-Controlled Ring Shear Testing

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      Pages 47-54

      Estimating the Retention Curve of a Compacted Soil through Different Testing and Interpretation Methods

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      Pages 55-62

      Constructing Fast, Accurate Soil Water Characteristic Curves by Combining the Wind/Schindler and Vapor Pressure Techniques

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      Pages 63-70

      Enhancement of a Commercial Pressure Plate Apparatus for Soil Water Retention Curves

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      Pages 71-80

      Characterizing Liquid Phase Fabric of Unsaturated Specimens from X-Ray Computed Tomography Images

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      Pages 81-88

      Water Retention Behaviour Explored by X-Ray CT Analysis

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      Pages 89-96

      Detection of Fissures in Desiccated Soils Using Spectral Analysis of Rayleigh Waves

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      Pages 97-105

      Field Scale Water Content Measurement by TDR Technique

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      Pages 107-112

      Use of TDR Probes to Measure Water Content in Pumiceous Soils

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      Pages 113-119

      Observations from Borehole Shear Testing in Unsaturated Soil

  3. Microstructure and Hydraulic Behaviour

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      Pages 121-121

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      Pages 123-130

      Microstructure Characteristics of Unsaturated Compacted Scaly Clay

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      Pages 131-136

      Soil Fabric of Compacted and Natural Swelling Soils Studied by Mercury Intrusion Porosimetry

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      Pages 137-144

      Porosity Changes due to Hydration of Compacted Bentonite

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      Pages 145-152

      Effect of Initial Water Content and Dry Density on the Pore Structure and the Soil-Water Retention Curve of Compacted Clay

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      Pages 153-158

      Water Retention Properties of a Compacted Clayey Silt Including Void Ratio Dependency and Microstructural Features

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