Response of collapsible soils to various landscape and drainage conditions

Sandra Houston, Heather Dye, Sonal Singhal

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Abstract

In this study, one-dimensional unsaturated flow modeling was performed for simulation of infiltration from surface sources into a collapsible soil profile. Degree of wetting profiles obtained for various extreme landscape and surface run-off conditions were used to estimate strain profiles and surface settlement. Control of site water is demonstrated to be very important to reduction of foundation movement risk in moisture sensitive soils. Copyright ASCE 2008.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of Sessions of GeoCongress 2008 - GeoCongress 2008
Subtitle of host publicationCharacterization, Monitoring, and Modeling of GeoSystems, GSP 179
Pages436-443
Number of pages8
Edition179
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
EventGeoCongress 2008: Characterization, Monitoring, and Modeling of GeoSystems - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: Mar 9 2008Mar 12 2008

Publication series

NameGeotechnical Special Publication
Number179
ISSN (Print)0895-0563

Other

OtherGeoCongress 2008: Characterization, Monitoring, and Modeling of GeoSystems
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA
Period3/9/083/12/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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    Houston, S., Dye, H., & Singhal, S. (2008). Response of collapsible soils to various landscape and drainage conditions. In Proceedings of Sessions of GeoCongress 2008 - GeoCongress 2008: Characterization, Monitoring, and Modeling of GeoSystems, GSP 179 (179 ed., pp. 436-443). (Geotechnical Special Publication; No. 179). https://doi.org/10.1061/40972(311)55