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Unsaturated Soils: Numerical and Theoretical Approaches

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

  • Tom Schanz
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 94)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Theoretical Approaches

    1. Lorenzo Sanavia, Francesco Pesavento, Bernhard A. Schrefler
      Pages 29-40
    2. Wolfgang Ehlers, Tobias Graf, Martin Ammann
      Pages 41-52
    3. Olaf Kolditz, Wenqing Wang, Joëlle de Jonge, Mingliang Xie, Sebastian Bauer
      Pages 53-65
    4. J. Engel, T. Schanz, C. Lauer
      Pages 125-138
    5. Hans-Jürgen Köhler, Hector Montenegro
      Pages 139-157
    6. Hector Montenegro, Hans-Jürgen Köhler, Tilman Holfelder
      Pages 159-172
    7. Eugenia Stoimenova, Maria Datcheva, Tom Schanz
      Pages 189-200
    8. Mingjiang Jiang, David Harris
      Pages 201-213
    9. J. Lörincz, M. Gálos, K. Rajkai
      Pages 215-227
  3. Numerical Modelling

    1. Olaf Kolditz, Wenqing Wang, Joëlle de Jonge, Mingliang Xie, Sebastian Bauer
      Pages 231-250

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 ISSMGE 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).


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Editors and affiliations

  • Tom Schanz
    • 1
  1. 1.Bauhaus-Universität WeimarWeimarGermany

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