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dc.contributor.authorCasini, Francesca
dc.contributor.authorVaunat, Jean
dc.contributor.authorRomero Morales, Enrique Edgar
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria del Terreny, Cartogràfica i Geofísica
dc.identifier.citationCasini, F.; Vaunat, J.; Romero, E. A microstructural model on the link between change in pore size distribution and wetting induced deformation in a compacted silt. A: Biot Conference on Poromechanics. "Poromechanics V: Proceedings of the Fifth Biot Conference on Poromechanics". Viena: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2013, p. 1309-1313.
dc.description.abstractThe water retention curve expressed in terms of water content or degree of saturation and suction is hysteretic, stress path dependent (on void ratio), and depends on pore network. To properly describe its evolving nature, a multimodal retention model is proposed by considering a linear superposition of two subcurves of the Van Genuchten type. The model is constructed based on PSDs obtained with Mercury Intrusion Porosimetry (MIP) data at specified initial state, and thus, is representative of this initial pore network configuration. Based on the WRC model proposed above, the evolution of parameter ¿ will be evaluated based on the microstructural evolution of the pore network. The model is validated based on a series of oedometer samples performed at constant water content and then saturated at different initial void ratio and the same water content.
dc.format.extent5 p.
dc.publisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria civil::Geotècnia::Mecànica de sòls
dc.subject.otherSoil deformation
dc.titleA microstructural model on the link between change in pore size distribution and wetting induced deformation in a compacted silt
dc.typeConference report
dc.subject.lemacSòls argilosos
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. MSR - Mecànica del Sòls i de les Roques
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dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
local.citation.authorCasini, F.; Vaunat, J.; Romero, E.
local.citation.contributorBiot Conference on Poromechanics
local.citation.publicationNamePoromechanics V: Proceedings of the Fifth Biot Conference on Poromechanics

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