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dc.contributor.authorCuadrado Cabello, Agustín
dc.contributor.authorEncalada López, David Alejandro
dc.contributor.authorLedesma Villalba, Alberto
dc.contributor.authorPrat Catalán, Pere
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Doctorat en Enginyeria del Terreny
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental
dc.identifier.citationCuadrado, A. [et al.]. Soil surface boundary condition in desiccating soils. A: European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. "XVII European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Reykjavík, Iceland, 1-6 of September 2019: Geotechnical Engineering, foundation of the future: conference proceedings". Reykjavik: The Icelandic Geotechnical Society (IGS), 2019, p. 1-8.
dc.description.abstractSoils undergoing desiccation exhibit shrinkage and eventually cracking. That may become an environmental problem in practical applications. From a Geotechnical perspective, it is possible to solve the corresponding Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical (THM) equations involved in the problem applied to the soil mass. When this is attempted, the challenge of defining the surface boundary condition arises. The paper presents an analysis of the soil-atmosphere interaction problem in the context of desiccating soils considering experiments and numerical analyses solving the TH equations using an “in house“ Finite Element code. A comparison between measurements and calculations highlights the main variables dominating the evaporation from soil surfaces. The boundary condition applied on the soil surface is discussed in detail and becomes the key aspect in this kind of simulations.
dc.format.extent8 p.
dc.publisherThe Icelandic Geotechnical Society (IGS)
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria civil::Geotècnia::Mecànica de sòls
dc.subject.lcshSoil moisture
dc.subject.otherDesiccating soils
dc.subject.otherSoil-atmosphere interaction
dc.subject.otherTH analysis
dc.titleSoil surface boundary condition in desiccating soils
dc.title.alternativeCondition aux limites de la surface de sol dans les sols dessicants
dc.typeConference report
dc.subject.lemacSòls -- Humitat
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. MSR - Mecànica del Sòls i de les Roques
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. MECMAT - Mecànica de Materials
dc.rights.accessRestricted access - publisher's policy
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
upcommons.citation.authorCuadrado, A.; Encalada, D.; Ledesma, A.; Prat, P.
upcommons.citation.contributorEuropean Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
upcommons.citation.publicationNameXVII European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Reykjavík, Iceland, 1-6 of September 2019: Geotechnical Engineering, foundation of the future: conference proceedings

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