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Unsaturated Soils: Experimental Studies

Proceedings of the International Conference “From Experimental Evidence towards Numerical Modeling of Unsaturated Soils,” Weimar, Germany, September 18–19, 2003 Volume I

  • Tom Schanz
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 93)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Hydraulic Behaviour

  3. Structural Characterization - Measurement of Suction

    1. R. M. Schmitz, C. Schroeder, R. Charlier
      Pages 89-100
    2. Sara Tombolato, Alessandro Tarantino, Luigi Mongiovì
      Pages 101-110
    3. S. Tripathy, E. C. Leong, H. Rahardjo
      Pages 111-122
    4. A. Zourmpakis, D. I. Boardman, C. D. F. Rogers
      Pages 123-134
    5. G. M. Medero, F. Schnaid, W. Y. Y. Gehling, D. Gallipoli
      Pages 135-145
    6. N. Peroni, A. Tarantino
      Pages 159-168
  4. Expansive Soils

About these proceedings


Understanding the behaviour of unsaturated soils is becoming exclusively essential for geotechnical engineers and designers. This book includes the Proceedings of the International Conference "From Experimental Evidence Towards Numerical Modeling of Unsaturated Soils" uniting researchers and practitioners in geotechnical engineering on a single platform and discussing the problems associated with unsaturated soils. The objectives of the International Conference were: (a) to promote unsaturated soil mechanics for practical application, (b) to exchange experiences in experimental unsaturated soil mechanics and numerical modelling, (c) to discuss application of unsaturated soil mechanics to a variety of problems. The conference was additionally a status report in the frame of the DFG research group "Mechanics of Unsaturated Soils". The conference was organised under the auspices of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), the National German Geotechnical Society (DGGT) and funded by the German Research Fund (DFG).


Experimental Studies Numerical and Theoretical Approaches Simulation Unsaturated Soil geotechnical engineering mechanics model modeling soil mechanics

Editors and affiliations

  • Tom Schanz
    • 1
  1. 1.Professur BodenmechanikBauhaus-Universität WeimarWeimarGermany

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