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Main Title Soil mechanics for unsaturated soils /
Author Fredlund, D. G.
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Rahardjo, H.
Publisher Wiley,
Year Published 1993
OCLC Number 26543184
ISBN 047185008X; 9780471850083
Subjects Soil mechanics. ; Soil moisture. ; Soils--Testing. ; Bodemkunde. ; Bodemtypen. ; Grondbewerking. ; Sols, Mcanique des. ; Sols--Humidité.
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EMBM  TA710.5.F73 1993 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 02/03/1995
Collation xxiv, 517 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
"A Wiley-Interscience publication." Includes bibliographical references (pages 490-507) and index.
Contents Notes
Phase properties and relations -- Stress state variables -- Measurements of soil suction -- Flow laws -- Measurement of permeability -- Steady-state flow -- Pore pressure parameters -- Shear strength theory -- Measurement of shear strength parameters -- Plastic and limit equilibrium -- Volume change theory -- Measurements of volume change indices -- Volume change predictions -- One-dimensional consolidation and swelling -- Two- and three-dimensional unsteady-state flow and nonisothermal analyses. The principles and concepts for unsaturated soils are developed as extensions of saturated soils. Addresses problems where soils have a matric suction or where pore-water pressure is negative. Covers theory, measurement and use of the fundamental properties of unsaturated soils--permeability, shear strength and volume change. Includes a significant amount of case studies.