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Soil surface boundary condition in desiccating soils

Author
Cuadrado, A.; Encalada, D.; Ledesma, A.; Prat, P.
Type of activity
Presentation of work at congresses
Name of edition
XVII European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
Date of publication
2019
Presentation's date
2019-09-02
Book of congress proceedings
Proceedings of the XVII ECSMGE-2019: Geotechnical Engineering foundation of the future
First page
1
Last page
8
Publisher
The Icelandic Geotechnical Society (IGS)
DOI
10.32075/17ecsmge-2019-Y-0763
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/170111 Open in new window
URL
https://www.ecsmge-2019.com/uploads/2/1/7/9/21790806/0763-ecsmge-2019_ledesma.pdf Open in new window
Abstract
Soils undergoing desiccation exhibit shrinkage and eventually cracking. That may become an environmental problem in practical applications. From a Geotechnical perspective, it is possible to solve the corresponding Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical (THM) equations involved in the problem applied to the soil mass. When this is attempted, the challenge of defining the surface boundary condition arises. The paper presents an analysis of the soil-atmosphere interaction problem in the context of desiccating so...
Citation
Cuadrado, A. [et al.]. Soil surface boundary condition in desiccating soils. A: European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. "XVII European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Reykjavík, Iceland, 1-6 of September 2019: Geotechnical Engineering, foundation of the future: conference proceedings". Reykjavik: The Icelandic Geotechnical Society (IGS), 2019, p. 1-8.
Keywords
Desiccating soils, Evaporation, Soil-atmosphere interaction, TH analysis
Group of research
MECMAT - Mechanics of Materials
MSR - Soil and Rock Mechanics

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