Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice
The definitive guide to unsaturated soil - from the world's experts on the subject!
This book builds upon and substantially updates Fredlund and Rahardjo's publication, Soil Mechanics for Unsaturated Soils, the current standard in the field of unsaturated soils. It provides readers with more thorough coverage of the state of the art of unsaturated soil behavior and better reflects the manner in which practical unsaturated soil engineering problems are solved. Retaining the fundamental physics of unsaturated soil behavior presented in the earlier book, this new publication places greater emphasis on the importance of the "soil-water characteristic curve" in solving practical engineering problems, as well as the quantification of thermal and moisture boundary conditions based on the use of weather data.
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Textbook Example Models Available!
Various examples presented in this book are available for download for examination in the SVOFFICE™ software. They are listed under the project USMEP_Textbook in the list of Distribution Models in the SVOFFICE™ Manager.