Unsaturated Soil Mechanics

ISBN-10: 0471447315

ISBN-13: 9780471447313

Edition: 2004

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Description: Unsaturated Soil Mechanics is the first book to provide a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental principles of unsaturated soil mechanics. * Offers extensive sample problems with an accompanying solutions manual. * Brings together the rapid advances in research in unsaturated soil mechanics in one focused volume. * Covers advances in effective stress and suction and hydraulic conductivity measurement.

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Book details

List price: $185.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/20/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 584
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.420
Language: English

Dr. Ning Lu has 20 years of experience in electric power engineering. From 2003 to 2012, Dr. Ning Lu was a senior research engineer with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. She was a substation design engineer with the Shenyang Electric Power Survey and Design Institute from 1993 to 1998. She has conducted and managed research projects in modeling and analysis of power system load behaviors, wide area energy storage management systems, renewable integration, climate impact on power grids, and smart grid modeling and diagnosis. Dr. Lu is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. She has authored or co-authored more than 60 publications, including journal articles, conference proceedings, and technical reports.

Foreword
Preface
Symbols
Introduction
State Of Unsaturated Soil
Unsaturated Soil Phenomena
Definition of Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
Interdisciplinary Nature of Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
Classification of Unsaturated Soil Phenomena
Scope and Organization of Book
Chapter Structure
Geomechanics and Geo-environmental Tracks
Unsaturated Soil in Nature and Practice
Unsaturated Soil in Hydrologic Cycle
Global Extent of Climatic Factors
Unsaturated Zone and Soil Formation
Unsaturated Soil in Engineering Practice
Moisture, Pore Pressure, and Stress Profiles
Stress in the Unsaturated State
Saturated Moisture and Stress Profiles: Conceptual Illustration
Unsaturated Moisture and Stress Profiles: Conceptual Illustration
Illustrative Stress Analysis
State Variables, Material Variables, and Constitutive Laws
Phenomena Prediction
Head as a State Variable
Effective Stress as a State Variable
Net Normal Stresses as State Variables
Suction and Potential of Soil Water
Total Soil Suction
Pore Water Potential
Units of Soil Suction
Suction Regimes and the Soil-Water Characteristic Curve.Problems
Fundamental Principles
Material Variables
Physical Properties of Air and Water
Unsaturated Soil as a Multiphase System
Density of Dry Air
Density of Water
Viscosity of Air and Water
Flow Regimes
Partial Pressure and Relative Humidity
Relative Humidity in Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
Composition and Partial Pressure of Air
Equilibrium between Free Water and Air
Equilibrium between Pore Water and Air
Relative Humidity
Dew Point
Density of Moist Air
Effect of Water Vapor on Density of Air
Formulation for Moist Air Density
Surface Tension
Origin of Surface Tension
Pressure Drop across an Air-Water Interface
Cavitation of Water
Cavitation and Boiling
Hydrostatic Atmospheric Pressure
Cavitation Pressure.Problems
Interfacial Equilibrium
Solubility of Air in Water
Henry's Law
Temperature Dependence
Volumetric Coefficient of Solubility
Henry's Law Constant and Volumetric Coefficient of Solubility
Vapor Component Correction
Mass Coefficient of Solubility
Air-Water-Solid Interface
Equilibrium between Two Water Drops
Equilibrium at an Air-Water-Solid Interface
Contact Angle
Air-Water-Solid Interface in Unsaturated Soil
Vapor Pressure Lowering
Implications of Kelvin's Equation
Derivation of Kelvin's Equation
Capillary Condensation
Soil-Water Characteristic Curve
Soil Suction and Soil Water
Capillary Tube Model
Contacting Sphere Model
Concluding Remarks.Problems
Capillarity
Young-Laplace Equation
Three-Dimensional Meniscus
Hydrostatic Equilibrium in a Capillary Tube
Height of Capillary Rise
Capillary Rise in a Tube
Capillary Finger Model
Capillary Rise in Idealized Soil
Capillary Rise in Soil
Rate of Capillary Rise
Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity Formulation
Unsaturated Hydraulic Conductivity Formulation
Experimental Verification
Capillary Pore Size Distribution
Theoretical Basis
Pore Geometry
Computational Procedures
Suction Stress
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