Plastic Deformations of Unsaturated Fine-Grained Soils Under Cyclic Thermo-Mechanical Loads

  • C. W. W. NgEmail author
  • C. Zhou
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering book series (SSGG)


Plastic deformation of unsaturated soils under cyclic thermo-mechanical loads is important to the serviceability of many earth structures, such as the high-speed railway embankment and energy pile. In this keynote, experimental and theoretical studies of cyclic thermo-mechanical behaviour of unsaturated fine-grained soils are presented. Particular attentions are given to cyclic shear behaviour of unsaturated soil at various suctions and temperatures, as well as soil volume changes under heating and cooling at different suctions.


Void Ratio Unsaturated Soil Matric Suction Soil Specimen Critical State Line 
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The authors would like to acknowledge the contributions from research grant 51509041 provided by the National Science Foundation of China and also the grants 16209415, 16216116, 617213 and HKUST6/CRF/12R supported by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of the HKSAR.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Hong Kong University of Science and TechnologyKowloonHong Kong

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