Multiphysical Testing of Soils and Shales

  • Lyesse Laloui
  • Alessio Ferrari
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-9
  2. Theme Lectures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jayantha Kodikara, Susanga Costa
      Pages 21-32
    3. E. C. Leong, T. T. Nyunt, H. Rahardjo
      Pages 33-44
    4. Fernando A. M. Marinho
      Pages 45-55
    5. Alessio Ferrari, Lyesse Laloui
      Pages 57-68
    6. Enrique Romero, Rainer Senger, Paul Marschall, Rodrigo Gómez
      Pages 69-83
  3. Testing in Variably Saturated Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Xuan Nam Ho, Hossein Nowamooz, Cyrille Chazallon, Bernard Migault
      Pages 87-92
    3. Z. Y. Cheng, E. C. Leong
      Pages 105-110
    4. Gilbert J. Kasangaki, Gabriela M. Medero, Jin Y. Ooi
      Pages 111-116
    5. Qasim A. J. Al-Obaidi, Saad Farhan Ibrahim, Tom Schanz
      Pages 117-122
  4. Testing in Non-isothermal Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Tom Schanz, Long Nguyen-Tuan, Maria Datcheva
      Pages 125-130
    3. Anders Beijer Lundberg
      Pages 131-136
    4. M. V. Villar, R. Gómez-Espina, P. L. Martín, J. M. Barcala
      Pages 137-142
    5. A. Lima, E. Romero, A. Gens, X. L. Li, J. Vaunat
      Pages 163-168
  5. Micro-scale Investigations and Image Analysis Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. H. S. Shin, K. Y. Kim, G. N. Pande
      Pages 177-186
    3. G. Kaddhour, E. Ando, S. Salager, P. Bésuelle, C. Viggiani, S. Hall et al.
      Pages 195-200
    4. Xiaozhao Li, Liang Cao, Zhiyong Xiong, Rong Yang, Juan Ma
      Pages 207-212
    5. Tatiana Maison, Jean-Bernard Kazmierczak, Farid Laouafa, Patrice Delalain
      Pages 213-218
    6. Claudia Vitone, Federica Cotecchia, Cino Viggiani
      Pages 219-225
    7. P. Paniagua, A. S. Gylland, S. Nordal
      Pages 227-232
    8. Boleslaw Mielniczuk, Tomasz Hueckel, Moulay Said El Youssoufi
      Pages 233-238
    9. Rohit Pant, Liming Hu, Guoping Zhang
      Pages 239-245
  6. Compressibility, Strength and Time-Dependent Investigations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Marta Boso, Jürgen Grabe
      Pages 249-254
    3. Arman Khoshghalb
      Pages 255-260
    4. Brendan Casey, John T. Germaine
      Pages 261-266
    5. Shahid Azam, Peter Gutiw, Mavinakere E. Raghunandan
      Pages 267-271
  7. Experimental Analyses of Shales Behaviour

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281
    2. Amer Deirieh, J. Alberto Ortega, Franz-Josef Ulm
      Pages 283-288
    3. Russell T. Ewy
      Pages 289-294
    4. E. Aker, E. Skurtveit, L. Grande, F. Cuisiat, Ø. Johnsen, M. Soldal et al.
      Pages 303-308
  8. Treated and Weathered Geomaterials

About these proceedings


Significant advancements in the experimental analysis of soils and shales have been achieved during the last few decades. Outstanding progress in the field has led to the theoretical development of geomechanical theories and important engineering applications.

This book provides the reader with an overview of recent advances in a variety of advanced experimental techniques and results for the analysis of the behaviour of geomaterials under multiphysical testing conditions. Modern trends in experimental geomechanics for soils and shales are discussed, including testing materials in variably saturated conditions, non-isothermal experiments, micro-scale investigations and image analysis techniques. Six theme papers from leading researchers in experimental geomechanics are also included.

This book is intended for postgraduate students, researchers and practitioners in fields where multiphysical testing of soils and shales plays a fundamental role, such as unsaturated soil and rock mechanics, petroleum engineering, nuclear waste storage engineering, unconventional energy resources and CO2 geological sequestration.


Geomechanical Modelling Geomechanics Laboratory Testing Multiphysical Testing Non-isothermal Conditions Shales Unsaturated Soil Mechanics

Editors and affiliations

  • Lyesse Laloui
    • 1
  • Alessio Ferrari
    • 2
  1. 1., GC D1 416 (Bâtiment GC)EPFL ENAC IIC LMSLausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2., GC D0 425 (Bâtiment GC)EPFL ENAC IIC LMSLausanneSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-32491-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-32492-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1866-8755
  • Series Online ISSN 1866-8763
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