Finite element evaluation of deep-seated swell

K. D. Walsh, Sandra Houston, W. N. Houston, A. M. Harraz

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of a finite element modeling study of the impact of wetting and swell occurring at some depth below the ground surface. The surface soils are assumed to have been removed and replaced with non-expansive or treated soils, and therefore only the deeper soils have swell potential. The question addressed is: "What is the effect at the ground surface from deep wetting and associated deep-seated wetting-induced swell movement?"

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnsaturated Soils
Subtitle of host publicationTheoretical and Numerical Advances in Unsaturated Soil Mechanics - Proceedings of the 4th Asia Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soils
Pages731-736
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event4th Asia Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soils - Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Duration: Nov 23 2009Nov 25 2009

Publication series

NameUnsaturated Soils: Theoretical and Numerical Advances in Unsaturated Soil Mechanics - Proceedings of the 4th Asia Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soils

Other

Other4th Asia Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soils
CountryAustralia
CityNewcastle, NSW
Period11/23/0911/25/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Soil Science

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    Walsh, K. D., Houston, S., Houston, W. N., & Harraz, A. M. (2010). Finite element evaluation of deep-seated swell. In Unsaturated Soils: Theoretical and Numerical Advances in Unsaturated Soil Mechanics - Proceedings of the 4th Asia Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soils (pp. 731-736). (Unsaturated Soils: Theoretical and Numerical Advances in Unsaturated Soil Mechanics - Proceedings of the 4th Asia Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soils).