Journal article

A prediction model for the loading-wetting volumetric behavior of unsaturated granular materials

Ehsan Yaghoubi, Mahdi M Disfani, Arul Arulrajah, Asmaa Al-Taie

SOILS AND FOUNDATIONS | JAPANESE GEOTECHNICAL SOC | Published : 2021

Abstract

Geotechnical structures made of granular material tend to be unsaturated during their service life. However, there is presently a lack of sufficient research and studies on their volumetric behavior under unsaturated conditions. In this study, loading and wetting induced volumetric behavior of granular materials in the unsaturated state was studied within a moisture content-based framework. Recycled crushed brick (CB) and excavation waste rock (WR) were the granular materials used in this research to promote sustainable construction. Several loading, unloading, and wetting state paths were investigated with respect to virgin compaction surfaces (VCS) developed using groups of compaction curv..

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