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Boundary effects in the desiccation of soil layers with controlled environmental conditions

Author
Lakshmikantha, R.M.; Prat, P.; Ledesma, A.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Geotechnical Testing journal
Date of publication
2018-07
Volume
41
Number
4
First page
675
Last page
697
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1520/GTJ20170018 Open in new window
Project funding
FISURACION TRIDIMENSIONAL EN SUELOS DEBIDA A OSCILACIONES DE VARIABLES MEDIOAMBIENTALES
INTERACCION SUELO-ATMOSFERA: IMPLICACIONES EN EL AGRIETAMIENTO DE SUELOS
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/118881 Open in new window
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/325179180_Boundary_Effects_in_the_Desiccation_of_Soil_Layers_with_Controlled_Environmental_Conditions Open in new window
URL
https://www.astm.org/DIGITAL_LIBRARY/JOURNALS/GEOTECH/PAGES/GTJ20170018.htm Open in new window
Abstract
This article presents the results of an experimental research carried to investigate the mechanics of cracking of soil layers under drying conditions. The tests were conducted under controlled laboratory conditions and in an environmental chamber with circular and rectangular specimens to investigate the effect of the boundary conditions (size, shape, and aspect ratio of the specimens and containers) on the process of initiation and propagation of cracks and on the final crack pattern at the end...
Citation
Lakshmikantha, R.M., Prat, P., Ledesma, A. Boundary effects in the desiccation of soil layers with controlled environmental conditions. "Geotechnical Testing journal", Juliol 2018, vol. 41, núm. 4, p. 675-697.
Keywords
boundary conditions, desiccation cracks, environmental chamber, sequential cracking, unsaturated soils
Group of research
MECMAT - Mechanics of Materials
MSR - Soil and Rock Mechanics

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