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Simulation of the shear strength for unsaturated soils
Comptes Rendus. Mécanique, Volume 341 (2013) no. 11-12, pp. 727-742.

The simulation of the hydro-mechanical behavior of unsaturated soils is becoming a subject of major importance in soil mechanics. However, unlike the laws governing the behavior of saturated soils, those used to describe the behavior of unsaturated soils still lack of simplicity for common engineering practice. This is why it is important to reconcile saturated and unsaturated soil mechanics and establish a unified theory. In this paper, we use the same strength equation of saturated soils in unsaturated materials and verify that a single failure surface is obtained for any value of suction in wetting and drying paths.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.crme.2013.10.005
Keywords: Unsaturated soils, Shear strength, Modeling, Effective stresses, Geotechnical models, Retention curve

Hiram Arroyo 1; Eduardo Rojas 1; María de la Luz Pérez-Rea 1; Jaime Horta 1; José Arroyo 2

1 Faculty of Engineering, Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, Centro Universitario, Cerro de las Campanas, 76160, Querétaro, Qro., Mexico
2 Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Centro Universitario, Avenida Francisco J. Mújica S/N, 58030, Morelia, Mich., Mexico
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Hiram Arroyo; Eduardo Rojas; María de la Luz Pérez-Rea; Jaime Horta; José Arroyo. Simulation of the shear strength for unsaturated soils. Comptes Rendus. Mécanique, Volume 341 (2013) no. 11-12, pp. 727-742. doi : 10.1016/j.crme.2013.10.005.

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