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Laboratory and Field Testing of Unsaturated Soils

  • Alessandro Tarantino
  • Enrique Romero
  • Yu-Jun Cui

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IV
  2. F. A. M. Marinho, W. A. Take, A. Tarantino
    Pages 3-19
  3. Rifat Bulut, Eng Choon Leong
    Pages 21-32
  4. Sai K. Vanapalli, M. V. Nicotera, Radhey S. Sharma
    Pages 33-48
  5. James A. Blatz, Yu-Jun Cui, Luciano Oldecop
    Pages 49-61
  6. Laureano R. Hoyos, Lyesse Laloui, Roberto Vassallo
    Pages 63-77
  7. Farimah Masrouri, Kátia V. Bicalho, Katsuyuki Kawai
    Pages 79-92
  8. Pierre Delage, Enrique Romero
    Pages 117-137
  9. Alessandro Tarantino, Andrew M. Ridley, David G. Toll
    Pages 139-170
  10. Charles W. W. Ng, Sarah M. Springman, Eduardo E. Alonso
    Pages 187-204
  11. Eduardo E. Alonso, Sarah M. Springman, Charles W. W. Ng
    Pages 205-214

About this book


This collection focuses on recent advances in laboratory and field testing of unsaturated soils. Leading researchers from fourteen countries to represent global research in the area of experimental unsaturated soil mechanics have been invited to contribute to this book. Twelve reports are presented dealing with measurement and control of suction and water content, mechanical, hydraulic, and geo-environmental testing, microstructure investigation, and applications of unsaturated soil monitoring to engineering behaviour of geo-structures.
The main motivation behind this book is the rapid growth of experimental unsaturated soil mechanics over the last couple of decades. Several innovative laboratory and field techniques have been introduced in mechanical, hydraulic, and geo-environmental testing. However, this information is widely dispersed in journals and conference proceedings and researchers and engineers beginning to work in the field of unsaturated soil mechanics may find it difficult to identify suitable equipment and instrumentation for research or professional purposes.

Audience: This volume aims at providing scientists and practitioners with a comprehensive overview of experimental unsaturated soil mechanics.


Field soil testing Laboratory soil testing Suction Unsaturated soils soil soil mechanics structure

Editors and affiliations

  • Alessandro Tarantino
    • 1
  • Enrique Romero
    • 2
  • Yu-Jun Cui
    • 3
  1. 1.Università degli Studi di TrentoTrentoItaly
  2. 2.Universitat Politècnica de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Ecole Nationale des Ponts et ChausséesMarne la ValleeFrance

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