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Research Output 1985 2019

2019
Soil mechanics
Geotechnical engineering
soil mechanics
geotechnical engineering
civil engineering
2018

Comparison and Applications of the Thornthwaite Moisture Index Using GIS

Olaiz, A. H., Singhar, S. H., Vann, J. D. & Houston, S., Jan 1 2018, In : Geotechnical Special Publication. 2017-November, GSP 302, p. 280-289 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

Computational methods
Geographic information systems
Moisture
moisture
contour map

Suction-oedometer method for computation of heave and remaining heave

Houston, S. & Houston, W. N., Jan 1 2018, In : Geotechnical Special Publication. 2017-November, GSP 300, p. 93-116 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

heave
wetting
suction
Wetting
swell

Use of the Net Partial Wetting Factor (NPWF) method of computation of remaining heave: A forensic study

Houston, S., Stauffer, P. A., West, M. W., Bradford, E. L. & Houston, W. N., Jan 1 2018, In : Geotechnical Special Publication. 2017-November, GSP 300, p. 117-131 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

heave
wetting
Wetting
Soils
swell
2017
unsaturated flow
conductivity
Soils
soil
Fluxes
1 Citation (Scopus)

Level Surveys and Patterns of Movement in Collapsible and Expansive Soils Studies

Houston, S. & Houston, W. N., Feb 1 2017, In : Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities. 31, 1, D4016002.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Soils
Moisture
Wetting
Clay
1 Citation (Scopus)
conductivity
soil
fluid mechanics
wetting front
unsaturated flow
2016

A Case Study of a Housing Development on Collapsible Alluvium

Thompson, R. W. & Houston, S., 2016, In : Unknown Journal. 2016-January, 264 GSP, p. 38-46 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Settlement of structures
alluvial fan
alluvial deposit
Fans
Moisture

Effect of Desiccation Cracking on the Swell and Swell Pressure of Expansive Clay

Abbaszadeh, S., Houston, S. & Zapata, C., 2016, Geotechnical and Structural Engineering Congress 2016 - Proceedings of the Joint Geotechnical and Structural Engineering Congress 2016. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), p. 2054-2065 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

swell
desiccation
Clay
Cracks
clay
1 Citation (Scopus)

Unsaturated soil mechanics principles to remove and replace mitigation for expansive clays

Houston, S., Bharadwaj, A., Welfert, B., Houston, W. N. & Walsh, K. D., Apr 1 2016, In : Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. 142, 4, 04015102-1.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Soil mechanics
soil mechanics
Clay
mitigation
unsaturated flow
4 Citations (Scopus)

Volume change consideration in determining unsaturated soil properties for geotechnical applications

Hashem, E. B. & Houston, S., Dec 1 2016, In : International Journal of Geomechanics. 16, 6, D4015003.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

volume change
soil properties
soil property
soil water characteristic
soil water
2015
1 Citation (Scopus)

Disciplinary diversity in the development of geotechnical engineering undergraduate education materials

Ornelas, A., Houston, S., Savenye, W., Zapata, C., Ramirez, E. F. & Corral, A., 2015, Geotechnical Special Publication. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Vol. GSP 256. p. 2161-2168 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Educational technology
Geotechnical engineering
geotechnical engineering
Engineering education
learning

Influence of soil cracking on the soil-water characteristic curve of clay soil

Abbaszadeh, M. M., Houston, S. & Zapata, C., 2015, In : Soils and Rocks. 38, 1, p. 49-58 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

soil cracking
clay soil
suction
Clay
soil water
1 Citation (Scopus)

Thermally-Induced Settlements for Heat Generating Structures on Unsaturated Soils

Houston, S., Dye, H. B., Lingnau, B. & Houston, W. N., Apr 1 2015, In : Geotechnical and Geological Engineering. 33, 2, p. 307-319 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Soils
heat
soil
suction
Soil testing
2014
5 Citations (Scopus)

Characterization of unsaturated soils: The importance of response to wetting

Houston, S., 2014, Geotechnical Special Publication. 235 GSP ed. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), p. 77-96 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

wetting
Wetting
Soils
soil
suction
1 Citation (Scopus)

Experiences with unsaturated flow modeling and unsaturated flow property determination for expansive clays

Houston, S. & Welfert, B., 2014, Unsaturated Soils: Research and Applications - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils, UNSAT 2014. Taylor and Francis - Balkema, Vol. 2. p. 1149-1154 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

unsaturated flow
flow modeling
clay
expansive soil
volume change
4 Citations (Scopus)

Swell pressure, matric suction, and matric suction equivalent for undisturbed expansive clays

Singhal, S., Houston, S. & Houston, W. N., Jul 22 2014, In : Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 52, 3, p. 356-366 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

swell
suction
Clay
Soils
clay
2013
1 Citation (Scopus)

An engineering and educational technology team approach to introducing new unsaturated soils mechanics material into introductory undergraduate geotechnical engineering courses

Ornelas, A., Sadauskas, J., Houston, S., Savenye, W., Ramirez, E. & Zapata, C., 2013, ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Educational technology
Soil mechanics
Geotechnical engineering
Engineering technology
Soils

Effect of soil replacement option on surface deflections for expansive clay profiles

Bharadwaj, A., Houston, S., Houston, W. N., Welfert, B. & Walsh, K. D., 2013, Advances in Unsaturated Soils - Proceedings of the 1st Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils, PanAmUNSAT 2013. p. 551-556 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

heave
deflection
replacement
clay
expansive soil

Full scale test of periodic irrigation infiltration in a cracked and intact clay slope

Kuna, B. R., Walsh, K. D., Houston, S., Zapata, C. & Welfert, B., 2013, Geotechnical Special Publication. 231 GSP ed. p. 828-837 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Infiltration
Irrigation
Clay
infiltration
irrigation
31 Citations (Scopus)

Interpretation of soil-water characteristic curves when volume change occurs as soil suction is changed

Fredlund, D. G. & Houston, S., 2013, Advances in Unsaturated Soils - Proceedings of the 1st Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils, PanAmUNSAT 2013. p. 15-31 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

soil water characteristic
volume change
suction
soil water
soil
2012
4 Citations (Scopus)

Influence of mineral montmorillonite on soil suction modeling parameters

Pedarla, A., Puppala, A. J., Chittoori, B. S., Hoyos, L. R., Zapata, C. & Houston, S., 2012, Geotechnical Special Publication. 225 GSP ed. p. 1126-1135 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Clay minerals
montmorillonite
suction
Minerals
soil water
2011
8 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of testing procedures on the laboratory determination of swell pressure of expansive soils

Singhal, S., Houston, S. & Houston, W. N., Sep 2011, In : Geotechnical Testing Journal. 34, 5

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

expansive soil
swell
Soils
Testing
Compressibility
8 Citations (Scopus)

Influence of Unsaturated Soil Properties Uncertainty on Moisture Flow Modeling

Dye, H. B., Houston, S. & Welfert, B., Mar 2011, In : Geotechnical and Geological Engineering. 29, 2, p. 161-169 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

flow modeling
soil properties
soil property
Moisture
uncertainty
5 Citations (Scopus)

Laboratory determination of Soil-Water Characteristic Curves for cracked soil

Abbaszadeh, M. M., Houston, S., Zapata, C., Houston, W., Welfert, B. & Walsh, K., 2011, Unsaturated Soils - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils. Vol. 1. p. 409-415 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

soil water characteristic
suction
hydraulic conductivity
soil water
unsaturated hydraulic conductivity

Simplified reliability-based geotechnical investigation and design of transmission lines

Heim, Z., Kandaris, P. & Houston, S., 2011, Geotechnical Special Publication. 211 GSP ed. p. 2968-2977 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Electric lines
Soils
cost
Costs
savings
1 Citation (Scopus)

Static and dynamic behavior of hydro-collapsible soils

Elkady, T. Y., Houston, S. & Houston, W. N., Sep 2011, In : Geotechnical Testing Journal. 34, 5

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

collapsible soil
wetting
Shear strength
shear strength
Wetting
13 Citations (Scopus)

Study of expansive soils and residential foundations on expansive soils in Arizona

Houston, S., Dye, H. B., Zapata, C., Walsh, K. D. & Houston, W. N., Jan 2011, In : Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities. 25, 1, p. 31-44 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Soils
Clay
Engineers
Geotechnical engineering
Sieves
2010
5 Citations (Scopus)
wetting
Wetting
method
evaluation
residential area
3 Citations (Scopus)

Finite element evaluation of deep-seated swell

Walsh, K. D., Houston, S., Houston, W. N. & Harraz, A. M., 2010, Unsaturated Soils: Theoretical and Numerical Advances in Unsaturated Soil Mechanics - Proceedings of the 4th Asia Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soils. p. 731-736 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

swell
wetting
soil
soil surface
modeling
30 Citations (Scopus)

Moisture Movement Through Cracked Clay Soil Profiles

Fredlund, D. G., Houston, S., Nguyen, Q. & Fredlund, M. D., Nov 2010, In : Geotechnical and Geological Engineering. 28, 6, p. 865-888 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

clay soil
clay soils
suction
soil profiles
soil profile
23 Citations (Scopus)

Unsaturated infinite slope stability considering surface flux conditions

Travis, Q. B., Houston, S., Marinho, F. A. M. & Schmeeckle, M., Jul 2010, In : Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. 136, 7, p. 963-974 12 p., 009007QGT.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Slope stability
surface flux
slope stability
Fluxes
Soils
2009
15 Citations (Scopus)

Method for evaluation of depth of wetting in residential areas

Walsh, K. D., Colby, C. A., Houston, W. N. & Houston, S., 2009, In : Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. 135, 2, p. 169-176 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

wetting
Wetting
Irrigation
irrigation
suction
21 Citations (Scopus)

Protocol for the assessment of unsaturated soil properties in geotechnical engineering practice

Fredlund, D. G. & Houston, S., Jun 2009, In : Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 46, 6, p. 694-707 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Geotechnical engineering
geotechnical engineering
soil property
Soils
engineering
2008
23 Citations (Scopus)

An oedometer pressure plate SWCC apparatus

Perez-Garcia, N., Houston, S., Houston, W. N. & Padilla, J. M., Mar 2008, In : Geotechnical Testing Journal. 31, 2, p. 115-123 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

air
volume change
Air
Temperature control
overburden

Influence of unsaturated soil properties uncertainty on moisture flow modeling

Dye, H. B., Houston, S. & Welfert, B., 2008, 12th International Conference on Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics 2008. Vol. 4. p. 2521-2528 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Unsaturated Soil
flow modeling
Moisture
Soil
soil property
1 Citation (Scopus)

Response of collapsible soils to various landscape and drainage conditions

Houston, S., Dye, H. & Singhal, S., 2008, Geotechnical Special Publication. 179 ed. p. 436-443 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

collapsible soil
Drainage
drainage
Soils
unsaturated flow
42 Citations (Scopus)

Shear strength and shear-induced volume change behavior of unsaturated soils from a triaxial test program

Houston, S., Perez-Garcia, N. & Houston, W. N., 2008, In : Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. 134, 11, p. 1619-1632 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

volume change
triaxial test
Shear strength
shear strength
soil property
2 Citations (Scopus)

Surface flux boundary simplifications for flow through clay under landscaped conditions

Dye, H. B., Houston, S. & Houston, W. N., 2008, Unsaturated Soils: Advances in Geo-Engineering - Proceedings of the 1st European Conference on Unsaturated Soils, E-UNSAT 2008. p. 805-810 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

surface flux
Clay
boundary condition
clay
Fluxes
7 Citations (Scopus)

Time-dependent deformation behavior of Jiangsu marine clay

Miao, L., Zhang, J., Wang, F. & Houston, S., Apr 2008, In : Marine Georesources and Geotechnology. 26, 2, p. 86-100 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Clay
clay
plastic
Plastics
plastic deformation
2007
27 Citations (Scopus)

Relationship between soil structure mechanical behavior for an expansive unsaturated clay

Miao, L., Houston, S., Cui, Y. & Yuan, J., Feb 2007, In : Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 44, 2, p. 126-137 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

soil structure
expansive soil
Clay
Soils
clay
2006
6 Citations (Scopus)

An automated triaxial testing device for unsaturated soils

Padilla, J. M., Houston, W. N., Lawrence, C. A., Fredlund, D. G., Houston, S. & Perez, N. P., 2006, Geotechnical Special Publication. 147 ed. p. 1775-1786 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Soils
air
flushing
ceramics
Testing
1 Citation (Scopus)

Evaluation of changes to soil suction resulting from residential development

Walsh, K. D., Colby, C. A., Houston, W. N. & Houston, S., 2006, Geotechnical Special Publication. 147 ed. p. 203-212 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

residential development
suction
Soils
soil
landscaping
6 Citations (Scopus)

Expansion index and its relationship with other index properties

Zapata, C., Houston, S., Houston, W. N. & Dye, H., 2006, Geotechnical Special Publication. 147 ed. p. 2133-2137 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Soils
Sieves
sieves
Plasticity
soil

Geotechnical evaluation of the design of post-tensioned slabs on expansive soils using the PTI third edition procedure for Arizona conditions

Dye, H. B., Zapata, C. & Houston, S., 2006, Geotechnical Special Publication. 147 ed. p. 355-366 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

expansive soil
slabs
slab
Soils
soil
14 Citations (Scopus)

Soil-water characteristic curve of remolded expansive soils

Miao, L., Jing, F. & Houston, S., 2006, Geotechnical Special Publication. 147 ed. p. 997-1004 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

expansive soil
soil water characteristic
dry density
soil water
Soils
2005

Administrative report of TC6 - Unsaturated soils

Alonso, E. & Houston, S., 2005, Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering: Geotechnology in Harmony with the Global Environment. Vol. 5. p. 3477-3478 2 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

committees
soil mechanics
Soils
Soil mechanics
mechanics
5 Citations (Scopus)

Comparison of measured and predicted skin friction values for axially loaded drilled shaft foundations in gravelly soils

Harraz, A. M., Houston, W. N., Walsh, K. D., Perry, C. R. & Houston, S., 2005, Geotechnical Special Publication. 130-142 ed. p. 677-688 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

gravelly soils
Skin friction
friction
shaft
skin
2 Citations (Scopus)

Moment/rotation effects on laterally loaded drilled shaft group response

Houston, W. N., Walsh, K. D., Harraz, A. M. & Houston, S., Dec 2005, In : International Journal of Geomechanics. 5, 4, p. 304-310 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

shaft
deflection
engineers
soil types
spatial distribution
1 Citation (Scopus)

Parameters controlling the capacity of axially loaded drilled shaft foundations in sand, gravel, and cobbles

Harraz, A. M., Houston, W. N., Houston, S. & Walsh, K. D., 2005, Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering: Geotechnology in Harmony with the Global Environment. Vol. 4. p. 1987-1991 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Gravel
sand and gravel
gravel
shaft
Sand