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Research Output

2019
1 Scopus citations
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

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

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

2017
1 Scopus citations

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

1 Scopus citations
2 Scopus citations
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

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

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

1 Scopus citations

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

5 Scopus citations
2015

Disciplinary diversity in the development of geotechnical engineering undergraduate education materials

Ornelas, A., Houston, S., Savenye, W., Zapata, C., Ramirez, E. F. & Corral, A., Jan 1 2015, IFCEE 2015 - Proceedings of the International Foundations Congress and Equipment Expo 2015. Anderson, J. B., Iskander, M., Suleiman, M. T. & Laefer, D. F. (eds.). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), p. 2161-2168 8 p. (Geotechnical Special Publication; vol. GSP 256).

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

2 Scopus citations

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

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

Singhal, S., Houston, S. & Houston, W. N., Jul 22 2015, In : Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 52, 3, p. 356-366 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

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

1 Scopus citations
2014

Characterization of unsaturated soils: The importance of response to wetting

Houston, S., Jan 1 2014, Geo-Congress 2014 Keynote Lectures: Geo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability - Proceedings of the 2014 Congress. 235 GSP ed. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), p. 77-96 20 p. (Geotechnical Special Publication; no. 235 GSP).

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

5 Scopus citations

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

Houston, S. & Welfert, B., Jan 1 2014, Unsaturated Soils: Research and Applications - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils, UNSAT 2014. Taylor and Francis - Balkema, p. 1149-1154 6 p. (Unsaturated Soils: Research and Applications - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils, UNSAT 2014; vol. 2).

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

1 Scopus citations
2013

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

1 Scopus citations

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

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

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

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., Nov 18 2013, GeoCongress 2013: Stability and Performance of Slopes and Embankments III - Proceedings of the 2013 Congress. 231 GSP ed. p. 828-837 10 p. (Geotechnical Special Publication; no. 231 GSP).

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

1 Scopus citations

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

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

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

37 Scopus citations
2012

Influence of mineral montmorillonite on soil suction modeling parameters

Pedarla, A., Puppala, A. J., Chittoori, B. S., Hoyos, L. R., Zapata, C. & Houston, S., Dec 1 2012, GeoCongress 2012: State of the Art and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering. 225 GSP ed. p. 1126-1135 10 p. (Geotechnical Special Publication; no. 225 GSP).

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

4 Scopus citations
2011

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

Singhal, S., Houston, S. & Houston, W. N., Sep 1 2011, In : Geotechnical Testing Journal. 34, 5

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Scopus citations

Influence of Unsaturated Soil Properties Uncertainty on Moisture Flow Modeling

Dye, H. B., Houston, S. & Welfert, B., Mar 1 2011, In : Geotechnical and Geological Engineering. 29, 2, p. 161-169 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Scopus citations

Laboratory determination of Soil-Water Characteristic Curves for cracked soil

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

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

5 Scopus citations

Simplified reliability-based geotechnical investigation and design of transmission lines

Heim, Z., Kandaris, P. & Houston, S., May 27 2011, Geo-Frontiers 2011: Advances in Geotechnical Engineering - Proceedings of the Geo-Frontiers 2011 Conference. 211 GSP ed. p. 2968-2977 10 p. (Geotechnical Special Publication; no. 211 GSP).

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

Static and dynamic behavior of hydro-collapsible soils

Elkady, T. Y., Houston, S. & Houston, W. N., Sep 1 2011, In : Geotechnical Testing Journal. 34, 5

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

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 1 2011, In : Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities. 25, 1, p. 31-44 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Scopus citations
2010

Closure to "Method for Evaluation of Depth of Wetting in Residential Areas" by Kenneth D. Walsh, Craig A. Colby, William N. Houston, and Sandra L. Houston

Walsh, K. D., Colby, C. A., Houston, W. N. & Houston, S., Aug 31 2010, In : Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. 137, 3, p. 299-309 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

5 Scopus citations

Finite element evaluation of deep-seated swell

Walsh, K. D., Houston, S., Houston, W. N. & Harraz, A. M., Dec 1 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. (Unsaturated Soils: Theoretical and Numerical Advances in Unsaturated Soil Mechanics - Proceedings of the 4th Asia Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soils).

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

3 Scopus citations

Moisture Movement Through Cracked Clay Soil Profiles

Fredlund, D. G., Houston, S., Nguyen, Q. & Fredlund, M. D., Nov 1 2010, In : Geotechnical and Geological Engineering. 28, 6, p. 865-888 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

34 Scopus citations

Unsaturated infinite slope stability considering surface flux conditions

Travis, Q. B., Houston, S., Marinho, F. A. M. & Schmeeckle, M., Jul 1 2010, In : Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. 136, 7, p. 963-974 12 p., 009007QGT.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

26 Scopus citations
2009

Method for evaluation of depth of wetting in residential areas

Walsh, K. D., Colby, C. A., Houston, W. N. & Houston, S., Jan 1 2009, In : Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. 135, 2, p. 169-176 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Scopus citations

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

Fredlund, D. G. & Houston, S., Jun 1 2009, In : Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 46, 6, p. 694-707 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

24 Scopus citations
2008

An oedometer pressure plate SWCC apparatus

Perez-Garcia, N., Houston, S., Houston, W. N. & Padilla, J. M., Mar 1 2008, In : Geotechnical Testing Journal. 31, 2, p. 115-123 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

24 Scopus citations

Influence of unsaturated soil properties uncertainty on moisture flow modeling

Dye, H. B., Houston, S. & Welfert, B., Dec 1 2008, 12th International Conference on Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics 2008. p. 2521-2528 8 p. (12th International Conference on Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics 2008; vol. 4).

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

Response of collapsible soils to various landscape and drainage conditions

Houston, S., Dye, H. & Singhal, S., Dec 1 2008, Proceedings of Sessions of GeoCongress 2008 - GeoCongress 2008: Characterization, Monitoring, and Modeling of GeoSystems, GSP 179. 179 ed. p. 436-443 8 p. (Geotechnical Special Publication; no. 179).

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

1 Scopus citations

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

Houston, S., Perez-Garcia, N. & Houston, W. N., Oct 27 2008, In : Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. 134, 11, p. 1619-1632 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

50 Scopus citations

Surface flux boundary simplifications for flow through clay under landscaped conditions

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

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

2 Scopus citations

Time-dependent deformation behavior of Jiangsu marine clay

Miao, L., Zhang, J., Wang, F. & Houston, S. L., Apr 1 2008, In : Marine Georesources and Geotechnology. 26, 2, p. 86-100 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Scopus citations
2007

Relationship between soil structure mechanical behavior for an expansive unsaturated clay

Miao, L., Houston, S., Cui, Y. & Yuan, J., Feb 1 2007, In : Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 44, 2, p. 126-137 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

29 Scopus citations
2006

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., Dec 21 2006, Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Unsaturated Soils. 147 ed. p. 1775-1786 12 p. (Geotechnical Special Publication; no. 147).

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

7 Scopus citations

Evaluation of changes to soil suction resulting from residential development

Walsh, K. D., Colby, C. A., Houston, W. N. & Houston, S., Dec 21 2006, Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Unsaturated Soils. 147 ed. p. 203-212 10 p. (Geotechnical Special Publication; no. 147).

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

1 Scopus citations

Expansion index and its relationship with other index properties

Zapata, C., Houston, S., Houston, W. N. & Dye, H., Dec 21 2006, Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Unsaturated Soils. 147 ed. p. 2133-2137 5 p. (Geotechnical Special Publication; no. 147).

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

6 Scopus citations

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., Dec 21 2006, Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Unsaturated Soils. 147 ed. p. 355-366 12 p. (Geotechnical Special Publication; no. 147).

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

Soil-water characteristic curve of remolded expansive soils

Miao, L., Jing, F. & Houston, S., Dec 21 2006, Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Unsaturated Soils. 147 ed. p. 997-1004 8 p. (Geotechnical Special Publication; no. 147).

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

15 Scopus citations
2005

Administrative report of TC6 - Unsaturated soils

Alonso, E. & Houston, S., Dec 1 2005, Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering: Geotechnology in Harmony with the Global Environment. p. 3477-3478 2 p. (Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering: Geotechnology in Harmony with the Global Environment; vol. 5).

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

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

5 Scopus citations

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

2 Scopus citations

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., Dec 1 2005, Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering: Geotechnology in Harmony with the Global Environment. p. 1987-1991 5 p. (Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering: Geotechnology in Harmony with the Global Environment; vol. 4).

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

1 Scopus citations