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Large test to study the role of soil-air interaction in soil cracking

Author
Cordero, J.A.; Prat, P.; Ledesma, A.; Cuadrado, A.
Type of activity
Presentation of work at congresses
Name of edition
7th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils
Date of publication
2018
Presentation's date
2018-08-04
Book of congress proceedings
Unsaturated Soils: UNSAT 2018: The 7th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils
First page
1261
Last page
1266
Publisher
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
Project funding
Physical soil deterioration due to environmental actions: technological solutions for risk mitigation
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/123292 Open in new window
URL
http://gcf-conf.ust.hk/unsat2018/paper/pdf/5-6.UNSAT2018_229.pdf Open in new window
Abstract
Soil surfaces in contact with the atmosphere are interfaces where different processes play an important role in triggering the formation of cracks due to desiccation. Empirical evidence shows that variables such as solar radiation, wind speed or relative humidity have an impact on the amount of soil water evaporation. To study this subject, a new large-scale test facility has been built in the field, consisting of a 3×3×0.5 m (4.5 m3) container filled with silty clay soil. There are internal s...
Citation
Cordero, J., Prat, P., Ledesma, A., Cuadrado, A. Large test to study the role of soil-air interaction in soil cracking. A: International Conference on Unsaturated Soils. "Unsaturated Soils: UNSAT 2018: The 7th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils". Hong Kong: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), 2018, p. 1261-1266.
Keywords
Field test, Soil cracking
Group of research
MECMAT - Mechanics of Materials
MSR - Soil and Rock Mechanics

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