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2016

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

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
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

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

2010

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
2008

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

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
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

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

Prediction of the soil-water characteristic curve based on grain-size-distribution and index properties

Perera, Y. Y., Zapata, C., Houston, W. N. & Houston, S., 2005, Geotechnical Special Publication. 130-142 ed. p. 49-60 12 p.

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

23 Scopus citations
2004

Lateral load tests on drilled shafts in cemented soil

Houston, W. N., Walsh, K. D., Harraz, A. M., Perry, C. R. & Houston, S., 2004, Geotechnical Special Publication. Yegian, M. K. & Kavazanjian, E. (eds.). 126 II ed. p. 1258-1269 12 p.

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

Long-term moisture conditions under highway pavements

Perera, Y. Y., Zapata, C., Houston, W. N. & Houston, S., 2004, Geotechnical Special Publication. Yegian, M. K. & Kavazanjian, E. (eds.). 126 I ed. p. 1132-1143 12 p.

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

11 Scopus citations
2000

Soil-water characteristic curve variability

Zapata, C., Houston, W. N., Houston, S. & Walsh, K. D., 2000, Geotechnical Special Publication. 99 ed. ASCE, p. 84-124 41 p.

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

33 Scopus citations

Soil-water characteristic curve variability

Zapata, C., Houston, W. N., Houston, S. & Walsh, K. D., Dec 1 2000, Proceedings of Sessions of Geo-Denver 2000 - Advances in Unsaturated Geotechnics, GSP 99. p. 84-124 41 p. (Proceedings of Sessions of Geo-Denver 2000 - Advances in Unsaturated Geotechnics, GSP 99; vol. 287).

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

74 Scopus citations
1999

Implications of soil aquifer treatment for sustainable water reuse on groundwater quality

Fox, P., Nellor, M., Arnold, B., Lansey, K., Bassett, R., Gerba, C., Amy, G., Yanko, W., Baird, R., Reinhard, M., Houston, S. & Drewes, J., Jan 1 1999, WRPMD 1999: Preparing for the 21st Century. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), (WRPMD 1999: Preparing for the 21st Century).

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

1995

Effect of oversize particles on swell and compression of compacted unsaturated soils

Noorany, I. & Houston, S., 1995, Geotechnical Special Publication. 56 ed. ASCE, p. 107-121 15 p.

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

10 Scopus citations

In-situ testing methods for dynamic properties of MSW landfills

Houston, W. N., Houston, S., Liu, J. W., Elsayed, A. & Sanders, C. O., 1995, Geotechnical Special Publication. 54 ed. ASCE, p. 73-82 10 p.

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

38 Scopus citations
1994

Case history of a collapsible soil fill

Kropp, A. L., McMahon, D. J. & Houston, S. L., Jan 1 1994, Geotechnical Special Publication. Yeung, A. T. & Felio, G. Y. (eds.). 40 ed. Publ by ASCE, p. 1531-1542 12 p. (Geotechnical Special Publication; vol. 2, no. 40).

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

7 Scopus citations
1993

Laboratory procedure for partial-wetting collapse determination

Houston, W. N., Mahmoud, H. H. & Houston, S., Dec 1 1993, Unsaturated Soils. Houston, S. L. & Wray, W. K. (eds.). p. 54-63 10 p. (Unsaturated Soils).

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

19 Scopus citations
1989

State-of-the-practice mitigation measures for collapsible soil sites

Houston, W. N. & Houston, S., Dec 1 1989, Found Eng Curr Princ Pract. Publ by ASCE, p. 161-175 15 p. (Found Eng Curr Princ Pract).

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

7 Scopus citations