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

A. Bharadwaj, Sandra Houston, W. N. Houston, Bruno Welfert, K. D. Walsh

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Abstract

In this paper the results of a stress-deformation parametric analysis are presented to show the effect of an artificial non-expansive replacement layer over an intact expansive soil on the heave at the surface. Finite element code SV Flux and SV Solid are used to perform the stress-deformation analysis. Climatic boundary conditions for a semi arid region are used. Significant decreases in the heave amount were noted, depending on the thickness and soil type of the replacement soil.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Unsaturated Soils - Proceedings of the 1st Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils, PanAmUNSAT 2013
PublisherTaylor and Francis - Balkema
Pages551-556
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780415620956
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Event1st Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils, PanAmUNSAT 2013 - Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
Duration: Feb 20 2013Feb 22 2013

Publication series

NameAdvances in Unsaturated Soils - Proceedings of the 1st Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils, PanAmUNSAT 2013

Other

Other1st Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils, PanAmUNSAT 2013
CountryColombia
CityCartagena de Indias
Period2/20/132/22/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Soil Science

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    Bharadwaj, A., Houston, S., Houston, W. N., Welfert, B., & Walsh, K. D. (2013). Effect of soil replacement option on surface deflections for expansive clay profiles. In Advances in Unsaturated Soils - Proceedings of the 1st Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils, PanAmUNSAT 2013 (pp. 551-556). (Advances in Unsaturated Soils - Proceedings of the 1st Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils, PanAmUNSAT 2013). Taylor and Francis - Balkema. https://doi.org/10.1201/b14393-86