Publisher description for Soil mechanics for unsaturated soils / D.G. Fredlund, H. Rahardjo.


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Counter The principles and concepts for unsaturated soils are developed as extensions of saturated soils. Addresses problems where soils have a matric suction or where pore-water pressure is negative. Covers theory, measurement and use of the fundamental properties of unsaturated soils--permeability, shear strength and volume change. Includes a significant amount of case studies.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Soil mechanics, Soil moisture, Soils Testing