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Title: Role of unsaturated soil mechanics in geotechnical engineering
Authors: Rahardjo, Harianto
Kim, Yongmin
Satyanaga, Alfrendo
Keywords: Engineering::Civil engineering
Unsaturated Soil
Stress State Variables
Issue Date: 2019
Source: Rahardjo, H., Kim, Y., & Satyanaga, A. (2019). Role of unsaturated soil mechanics in geotechnical engineering. International Journal of Geo-Engineering, 10(1), 8-. doi:10.1186/s40703-019-0104-8
Series/Report no.: International Journal of Geo-Engineering
Abstract: The understanding of unsaturated soil mechanics principles is of interest to a wide spectrum of geotechnical problems associated with soils above water table and compacted soils. This paper describes the stress state variables and constitutive equations based on the unsaturated soil mechanics principles. In addition, the basic concepts for characterization of unsaturated soils and measurements of matric suction (or negative pore-water pressures) are also explained. The application of unsaturated soil mechanics theories is illustrated through the use of capillary barrier system for minimizing rain infiltration into residual soil slopes.
ISSN: 2092-9196
DOI: 10.1186/s40703-019-0104-8
Rights: © 2019 The Author(s). This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.
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