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    • Cracking behaviour of silty clay soil under drying-wetting cycles 

      Cordero Arias, Josbel Andreina; Prat Catalán, Pere; Ledesma Villalba, Alberto; Cuadrado Cabello, Agustín (Librairie Ifsttar, 2015)
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      This paper presents the results and analysis of cracking tests carried on samples of silty clay which were subjected to a drying-wetting-drying cycle to study the effect of cyclic change of moisture on the cracking behaviour. ...
    • Effects of compaction on desiccation cracking of clayey soils 

      Demagistri, Agustín; Ledesma Villalba, Alberto; Cordero Arias, Josbel Andreina; Moreno, Raúl; Prat Catalán, Pere; Jacinto, Abel Carlos (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), 2018)
      Conference report
      Open Access
      Cracking in desiccating soils is an important topic in soil compacted works. This paper presents an experimental study on the effect of compaction on the cracking of a silty clay soil, which was subjected to drying conditions. ...
    • Experimental analysis of 3D cracking in drying soils using ground-penetrating radar 

      Levatti, Hector Ulises; Prat Catalán, Pere; Ledesma Villalba, Alberto; Cuadrado Cabello, Agustín; Cordero Arias, Josbel Andreina (2017-03)
      Article
      Open Access
      This paper describes the capabilities of a novel technique to investigate crack formation and propagation in drying soils. The technique is a relatively simple, non-destructive indirect technique using a ground-penetrating-radar ...
    • Experimental analysis of desiccation cracks on a clayey silt from a large-scale test in natural conditions 

      Cordero Arias, Josbel Andreina; Prat Catalán, Pere; Ledesma Villalba, Alberto (2021-07)
      Article
      Open Access
      This paper presents an experimental investigation on the impact of environmental variables on soil cracking in natural conditions. The test was performed on a large soil specimen of initial size 3 × 3 × 0.5 m exposed to ...
    • Experimental analysis of soil cracking due to environmental conditions 

      Cordero Arias, Josbel Andreina (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-09-09)
      Doctoral thesis
      Open Access
      This thesis presents an experimental approach on the subject of cracking in soils due to changes in environmental conditions, where research is mainly directed to the soil-air interface and the effect of boundary conditions. ...
    • Large test to study the role of soil-air interaction in soil cracking 

      Cordero Arias, Josbel Andreina; Prat Catalán, Pere; Ledesma Villalba, Alberto; Cuadrado Cabello, Agustín (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), 2018)
      Conference report
      Open Access
      Soil surfaces in contact with the atmosphere are interfaces where different processes play an important role in triggering the formation of cracks due to desiccation. Empirical evidence shows that variables such as solar ...
    • Patterns of cracking in soils due to drying and wetting cycles 

      Ledesma Villalba, Alberto; Cordero Arias, Josbel Andreina; Cuadrado Cabello, Agustín; Prat Catalán, Pere (CRC Press, 2014)
      Conference report
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      There is a well reported evidence of cracking in clayey or silty soils when drying. Shrinkage in the soil mass and also boundary conditions generate a nonhomogeneous stress state locally producing tensile stresses and ...
    • Soil desiccation cracks as a suction-contraction process 

      Cordero Arias, Josbel Andreina; Useche, G; Prat, P. C.; Ledesma Villalba, Alberto; Santamarina, J. C. (Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), 2017-12)
      Article
      Open Access
      Recent macro- and particle-scale advances in unsaturated soil behaviour have led to an enhanced understanding of the effects of moisture changes on soil response. This research examines desiccation cracks as a suction–co ...