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Soil-water characteristic curve
<p>The presence of unsaturated flow in tropical lateritic soils of unknown hydromechanical behavior may lead to severe geotechnical problems. It is known that soil-water characteristic curves (SWCC) are a valuable tool to define this behavior and facilitate the suction estimation, acting on tests performed with no control of such parameter. This article ai...
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<p>Fibre reinforcement is considered a good alternative for improving the geotechnical properties of soil. However, studies that investigate its behaviour, accounting for the unsaturated condition, and the hydraulic behaviour of soil mixtures with fibre, are limited. Therefore, the current study evaluates the impact of the inclusion of polypropylene fibres...
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US;" lang="EN-US">The SWCC has played an important role in studying the physical-mechanical behavior and hydraulic property of unsaturated soils. Laboratory experiments of SWCC were performed on unsaturated loess based on filter paper method considering freeze-thaw cycle, coupling of freeze-thaw...
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<p>The practice of geotechnical engineering in tropical climate regions must consider the use of unsaturated soil concepts. However, these concepts must also take into account the specific behavior traits of tropical soils, particularly those related to soil aggregation, pore structure, and mineralogy. This paper will initially present considerations on th...
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