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Experimental analysis of desiccation cracks on a clayey silt from a large-scale test in natural conditions

Author
Cordero, J.A.; Prat, P.; Ledesma, A.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Engineering geology
Date of publication
2021-07
Volume
292
First page
106256:1
Last page
106256:20
DOI
10.1016/j.enggeo.2021.106256
Project funding
Interacción suelo-atmosfera: implicaciones en el agrietamiento de suelos
Physical soil deterioration due to environmental actions: technological solutions for risk mitigation
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/349776 Open in new window
URL
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0013795221002672 Open in new window
Abstract
This paper presents an experimental investigation on the impact of environmental variables on soil cracking in natural conditions. The test was performed on a large soil specimen of initial size 3 × 3 × 0.5 m exposed to real atmospheric conditions during one year, to include different seasonal weather conditions. The specimen was instrumented to monitor and record the main variables within the soil (temperature, volumetric water content, suction) and others at the soil-air interface (wind spee...
Citation
Cordero, J.A.; Prat, P.; Ledesma, A. Experimental analysis of desiccation cracks on a clayey silt from a large-scale test in natural conditions. "Engineering geology", Juliol 2021, vol. 292, p. 106256:1-106256:20.
Keywords
Clayey silt, Field test, Soil cracking, Soil drying, Soil-air interface
Group of research
MECMAT - Mechanics of Materials
MSR - Soil and Rock Mechanics

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