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Soil Mechanics for Unsaturated Soils

Soil Mechanics for Unsaturated Soils
Author: D. G. Fredlund - H. Rahardjo
ISBN 13: 9780471850083
ISBN 10: 47185008
Edition: 1
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
Publication Date: 1993-08
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 544
List Price: $195.00

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.


A textbook addressing the subject of soil mechanics as it relates to the behavior of unsaturated soils, or, more specifically, addressing that class of problems where the soils have a matric suction or where the pore-water pressure is negative. The text starts by introducing the breadth of unsaturated soil mechanics problems. It then presents material related to the volume-mass properties, stress state variables, flow behavior, and pore pressure parameters for unsaturated soils. It then goes on to present material on the shear strength and volume change behavior of unsaturated soils. The latter part of the text concludes with material on the transient processes of interest to geotechnical engineering. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)