Advances in Civil Engineering

Problematic and Unsaturated Soil Mechanics: Fundamental Challenges, Breakthroughs, and Opportunities


Publishing date
01 May 2021
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
18 Dec 2020

Lead Editor

1Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, Xi'an, China

2University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

3Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology, Xi'an, China

4Xi’an University of Technology, Xi’an, China

5Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

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Problematic and Unsaturated Soil Mechanics: Fundamental Challenges, Breakthroughs, and Opportunities

This issue is now closed for submissions.
More articles will be published in the near future.

Description

Several geotechnical infrastructures are being built throughout the world in soils such as collapsible and expansive soils, which are typically in an unsaturated state, and are widely referred to as problematic soils in the literature. There is increasing demand all over the world for constructing infrastructures founded on or installed in problematic and unsaturated soils due to rapid urbanization.

Although previous studies have substantially improved our understanding of problematic and unsaturated soil behaviour and its interaction with structures, there is still an urgent need to address the challenging scenarios that are encountered with problematic and unsaturated soils. The mechanical behaviour of problematic and unsaturated soil needs to be constantly upgraded by developing multi-phase/scale analysis approaches. Such studies vastly contribute to enhance the safety and reliability of infrastructures and encourage the construction of civil infrastructure in problematic soils that pose challenges to geotechnical engineers. The key scientific issues that are closely linked with problematic and unsaturated soil mechanics include micro-macro behaviour, shear strength theory, stress-strain relationships, constitutive models, and numerical analysis that can be used as tools.

For this reason, in this Special Issue, we aim to encourage original submissions that provide innovative solutions to problematic and unsaturated soils. Particularly, theoretical and experimental studies from micro to macro scales are welcome. In addition, novel geotechnical techniques and outstanding engineering practices of problematic and unsaturated soils are encouraged. The problematic soils include loess soil, frozen soil, saline soils, expansive soils, soft soil, marine soil, artificial fill, municipal solid waste, etc. Original research and review articles are welcome.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Novel geotechnical test techniques in laboratory and in situ
  • Multi-phase/scale behaviour and numerical modelling
  • Constitutive models
  • Chemical, mineralogical, electrical, rheological, magnetic, and biological properties of geomaterials
  • Characterization, treatment, and valorization of industrial by-products and municipal solid waste
  • Sustainable development solutions for environmental protection
  • Engineering practice applications and case studies

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6687858
  • - Research Article

Experimental Study on Consolidation Characteristics of Compacted Loess

Jinhua Li | Songwei Zhao | ... | Botuan Deng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6641496
  • - Research Article

Study on the Mechanism of Stabilizing Loess with Lime: Analysis of Mineral and Microstructure Evolution

Yawei Ma | Wenwu Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6674369
  • - Research Article

Research on the Geostatic Stress Field Procedure under Complex Conditions

Xue-yan Wang | Yi-li Yuan | ... | Yuan Mei
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6699917
  • - Research Article

Field Monitoring-Based and Theoretical Analysis of Baota Mountain Landslide Stability

Yaming Tang | Heping Shu | ... | Hamid Reza Pourghasemi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6689680
  • - Research Article

Measurement and Uniform Formulation of Soil-Water Characteristic Curve for Compacted Loess Soil with Different Dry Densities

Yu Wang | Tonglu Li | ... | David D. Lawrence
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6660301
  • - Research Article

A Rapid Gradation Detection System for Earth and Stone Materials Based on Digital Image

Shu Yu | Yanfeng Wen | ... | Qiang Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6612197
  • - Research Article

Calculation of Subgrade Moisture Index in Seasonally Frozen Regions considering Evapotranspiration at Subzero Temperatures and the Pavement Coverage Effect

Dongxue Li | Zongyuan Sun | ... | Cong Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6689603
  • - Research Article

Permeability Coefficient of Unsaturated Loess and Its Gaseous and Liquid Water Migration Modeling

Ya-lin Nan | Zai-kun Zhao | ... | Ze-jun Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6653697
  • - Research Article

Permeability and Microstructure of a Saline Intact Loess after Dry-Wet Cycles

Jian Xu | Chang Ren | ... | Xiangang Zhou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6615049
  • - Research Article

Physical and Mechanical Characteristics of Shallow Expansive Soil due to Freeze-Thaw Effect with Water Supplement

Yanlong Li | Zili Wang | Yang Luo
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