The principles and concepts for unsaturated soils are developed as extensions of saturated soils. Addresses problems where soils have a matric suction or where pore-water pressure is negative. Covers theory, measurement and use of the fundamental properties of unsaturated soils--permeability, shear strength and volume change. Includes a significant amount of case studies.
Table of contents
Phase Properties and Relations.
Stress State Variables.
Measurements of Soil Suction.
Measurement of Permeability.
Pore Pressure Parameters.
Shear Strength Theory.
Measurement of Shear Strength Parameters.
Plastic and Limit Equilibrium.
Volume Change Theory.
Measurements of Volume Change Indices.
Volume Change Predictions.
One-Dimensional Consolidation and Swelling.
Two- and Three-Dimensional Unsteady-State Flow and NonisothermalAnalyses.
"I expect that "Unsaturated Soil Mechanics inEngineering Practice" will remain an essential reference foreducators, researchers and practitioners for a long time tocome." (Geotechnical News, 1 December 2012)