Prediction of Movement in Expansive Clays
The movement of expansive soils is usually due to a change of suction near the soil surface. The properties of the soil that govern the amount and rate of movement are the suction compression...

Strain Measurement on the Runner of a Hydroelectric Turbine
Twelve strain gages were installed on the 10-m-diameter runner of Unit G-23 (700 MW) at Grand Coulee Dam, Third Powerhouse. The gages were located on both the pressure and suction sides...

Underwater Cleanup of a Pool of Liquid Creosote

Field Measurements of Wind-Induced Pressures on Roofs of Low Buildings
Full-scale measurements have been carried out on an experimental building, 3.3 m high, beside the football field at the Loyola campus of Concordia University. Wind-induced pressures have...

Designing Self-Cleaning Wet Wells for Wastewater Pumping
Guidelines for the design of self-cleaning wet wells for variable speed pumps are given. The progress of research on the design of wet wells for constant speed pumps, including submersible...

Simulation of Subsurface Drainage of Highway Pavements
An analysis of the drainage of a pavement system from initial saturation incorporates a realistic assessment of the drainable porosity of the base. This analysis indicates that if a granular...

A Centrifuge and Analytical Study to Evaluate Suction Caissons for TLP Applications in the Gulf of Mexico
This paper documents the results of a combined centrifuge and analytical study to evaluate the behavior of steel suction caissons under loading and soil conditions typical of deepwater...

Behavior of Suction Piles in Sand
In the marine environment, use of suction pressure for the installation of sealed top piles (suction piles) is a promising alternative to driven pile foundations, particularly in deep...

Transmitted Swelling Pressures on Retaining Structures
The main objectives of this paper are to describe a finite element model to simulate the lateral swelling behavior of expansive soils as a function of soil suction change in the soil domain...

A Laboratory Procedure for Partial-Wetting Collapse Determination
Partial wetting results in partial collapse, which is linked to the reduction in soil suction caused by wetting. The laboratory procedure presented in this paper represents a modification...

Osmotic Suction as a Valid Stress State Variable in Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
The hypothesis of the research being presented is that the osmotic suction of soil pore fluid is an independent, valid stress sate variable for unsaturated soils. A review of concepts...

Aspects of the Behavior of Clays on Drying
The drying behavior of compacted London Clay mixed with varying proportions of fine sand is examined, measuring the changes of sample volume, water content and suction. Particular attention...

The Transistor Psychrometer: A New Instrument for Measuring Soil Suction
The transistor psychrometer is the latest instrument available for the measurement of soil moisture suction. It has been developed over a number of years and is very similar in operation...

Modelling the Behaviour of Compacted Soils
Predictions based on a recently developed model for unsaturated soil behaviour have been compared with some results of two experimental programs on compacted soils recently published in...

On the Elasto-Plastic Behavior of an Unsaturated Silt
Due to technical difficulties related to the control and measurement of the suction in unsaturated soils, few experimental data on the mechanical behavior of those soils exits. The paper...

Elasto-Plastic Volume Change of Unsaturated Compacted Clay
Isotropic compression tests were performed on samples of unsaturated compacted kaolin in a modified triaxial cell that allowed separate control of pore water pressure and pore air pressure....

Flow Properties of Unsaturated Soils Under Controlled Suction
Laboratory tests were performed for the hydraulic characterization of three compacted soils under high suction. Moisture changes were studied considering some factors affecting the time...

Installation and Monitoring of Thermal Conductivity Suction Sensors in a Fine-Grained Subgrade Soil Subjected to Seasonal Frost

Water Quality Implications of Encapsulated Atrazine
This paper presents the movement of both encapsulated and wettable powder atrazine under no-till and conventional-till corn in the Coastal Plain physiographic region of Maryland. Soil...

Laboratory Determined Suction Potential of Topopah Spring Tuff at High Temperatures
The purpose of this work is to experimentally determine the capillary suction potential of Topopah Spring tuff from Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada. This data can be used to help characterize...

 

 

 

 

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