Theoretical and Numerical Unsaturated Soil Mechanics

  • T. Schanz
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics 113 book series (SPPHY, volume 113)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Constitutive Modelling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mattias Åkesson, Harald Hökmark
      Pages 3-10
    3. Erich Bauer, Sendy Fransiscus Tantono, Weijun Cen, Yueming Zhu, Karl Kast
      Pages 11-18
    4. Francesca Casini, Roberto Vassallo, Claudio Mancuso, Augusto Desideri
      Pages 29-36
    5. Emöke Imre, Imre Laufer, Quoc Phong Trang, János Lörincz, Kálmán Rajkai, Tibor Firgi et al.
      Pages 45-59
    6. Yvonne Lins, Yazhou Zou, Tom Schanz
      Pages 61-74
    7. Vincent Richefeu, Moulay Saïd El Youssoufi, Farhang Radjaï
      Pages 83-91
    8. Xiong Zhang, Robert L. Lytton
      Pages 101-107
  3. Fundamental Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Akbar A. Javadi, Mohammed M. AL-Najjar, Brian Evans
      Pages 135-141
    3. Jean Vaunat, Vladimir Merchán, Enrique Romero, Jubert Pineda
      Pages 151-163
    4. Wenqing Wang, Panos Adamidis, Matthias Hess, Dany Kemmler, Olaf Kolditz
      Pages 165-175
  4. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Buddhima Indraratna, Behzad Fatahi, Hadi Khabbaz
      Pages 211-223
    3. Praveen Kumar Rachakonda, Gouda Ramanagouda Dodagoudar, Nageswara Rao Bhairavavajjula
      Pages 225-231
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 233-235

About these proceedings


These proceedings are a continuation of the series of International Conferences in Germany entitled "Mechanics of Unsaturated Soils." The primary objective is to discuss and understand unsaturated soil behaviour such that engineered activities are made better with times in terms of judgement and quality. We all realise by now that in addition to the knowledge on the classical concepts, it becomes an enormous challenging task to adapt convincing new concepts and present them in such a way that it could be used in engineering practices.

The experimental studies reported primarily focus on the role of microstructure and fabric for the complex coupled hydro-mechanical behaviour of cohesive frictional materials. Several papers consider the relevance of temperature affecting the constitutive behaviour of clays. Common features of state of the art theoretical and numerical approaches, including theory of porous media and mixture theory, intend to describe the complex multi-field problems of fully coupled thermo-hydraulic-mechanical-chemical initial - boundary value problems. Applications include highly toxic waste disposals, slope stability problems and contaminants transport in porous media.

These proceedings would have been not possible without financial support by the German Research Foundation (DFG). We gratefully acknowledge the support of ISSMGE, especially TC6 "Unsaturated Soils".


Analysis Fundament contaminant landfill mechanics model modeling modelling porous media simulation soil mechanics stability water table

Editors and affiliations

  • T. Schanz
    • 1
  1. 1.Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Laboratory of Soil MechanicsWeimarGermany

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