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Prediction of moisture movement in expansive clays

Robert L. Lytton

Prediction of moisture movement in expansive clays

by Robert L. Lytton

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Published by Center for Highway Research, University of Texas at Austin] in [Austin .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Roads -- Foundations.,
  • Clay -- Moisture -- Mathematical models.,
  • Differential equations, Partial -- Data processing.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Robert L. Lytton [and] Ramesh K. Kher.
    ContributionsKher, Ramesh K., joint author., Texas. Highway Dept., United States. Bureau of Public Roads.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTE210 .L88
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 289 p.
    Number of Pages289
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4697781M
    LC Control Number77634030

    Moisture-induced suction changes in expansive soils due to infiltration and evaporation result in failure of civil infrastructure. The objective of this paper was to develop a two stage deformation model by simultaneously calculating soil suction and stress state. The model predictions were validated using a one-year field monitoring data.   More general - back to providing added info, check out the work Vijayvergiya, V.N. and O.I. Ghazzali () "Prediction of Swelling Potential of Natural Clays", Proceedings 3rd International Research and Engineering Conference on Expansive Clays, pp. I'll send chart to you Foch3 through our typical channel.

    that will minimize damage to the structure from movement of the soil. The following guidelines are intended to provide the required mitigation: I. NEW CONSTRUCTION. In order to mitigate the potential for expansive soils, either a soils report shall be submitted to the 2-inch sand bed over a moisture barrier membrane. Which Soil Retains Water Best: Clay, Loam, Silt or Sand?. A healthy, thriving garden starts with good soil, one that is best-suited for the type of plants you grow. Clay, silt and sand are the.

    7. WATER MIGRATION IN EXPANSIVE SOILS Water Flow in Unsaturated Soils Darcy’s Law for Unsaturated Soils Water Mass Balance Equation Vertical Seepage in Unsaturated Soil Flow through Fractured Rocks and Bedding Planes Depth and Degree of Wetting Depth of Wetting Expansive soils are widely distributed in arid and semi-arid regions around the world and are typically found in a state of unsaturated condition. These soils are constituted of the clay mineral montmorillonite that is highly active and contributes significantly to volume changes of soils due to variations in the natural water content conditions. The volume changes of expansive soils often.


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Prediction of moisture movement in expansive clays by Robert L. Lytton Download PDF EPUB FB2

Stacey Vorwerk, Gunnar Keppel, in Ground Improvement Case Histories, Introduction. Expansive clays are found worldwide in arid and semi-arid regions (Al-Rawas et al., ).Settlement or heave of expansive clay occurs with water insertion or extraction (Navarro et al., ).As a result, infrastructure built on or in these clays is known to fail structurally and/or deform.

Get this from a library. Prediction of moisture movement in expansive clays. [Robert L Lytton; Ramesh K Kher; Texas. Highway Department.; United States.

Bureau of Public Roads.]. Report No. "Continuum Theory of Moisture Movement and Swell in Expan­ sive Clays" by R. Ray Nachlinger and Robert L. Lytton, presents a theoretical study of the phenomenon of expansive clay. Report No. "Prediction of Moisture Movement in Expansive Clays" by.

Prediction of Movement in Expansive Clays. The movement of expansive soils is usually due to a change of suction near the soil surface. The properties of the soil that govern the amount and rate of movement are the suction compression index, and the unsaturated permeability and diffusivity.

Methods of using these to determine suction and heave (or shrinkage) profiles with depth are by: PREDICTION OF EXPANSIVE CLAY ROUGHNESS IN PAVEMENTS WITH VERTICAL MOISTURE BARRIERS 7. Author(s) Ranasinghege Jayatilaka and Robert L.

Lytton 9. Performing Organization Name and Address Texas Transportation Institute Texas A&M University System College Station, Texas Sponsoring Agency Name and Address Texas Department of.

PREDICTION OF EXPANSIVE CLAY ROUGHNESS IN PAVEMENTS WITH VERTICAL MOISTURE BARRIERS. The vertical movement at the edge of the pavement due to shrinking and swelling is higher than that of the interior of the pavement.

A model was developed to predict the vertical movement in any given wheel path of a pavement as it is affected by a vertical. Identification of Expansive Clays Equilibrium Moisture Content All clay soils have an equilibrium moisture content (EMC).

EMC is a function of: Movement Prediction. Fig. 1 shows geological formations in Texas. Central Texas and the coastal areas of the state contain soils with medium to high swell potential.

In this study, a typical, moderately expansive soil was used, and its physical soil properties are presented in Table 1.X-ray Diffraction test data show that the clay contains clay minerals including montmorillonite, illite and non-clay minerals such.

Expansive clays are expansive or, more accurately, reactive, when their volume changes relative to a change in moisture content. The volume of a compact clay typically increases causing swelling when moisture content increases and decreases causing shrinkage when water content declines.

caused by change in soil moisture in nonfrozen soils. Foundation materials that exhibit volume change from change in soil moisture are referred to as expan-sive or swelling clay soils. Characteristic expansive or swelling materials are highly plastic clays and clay shales that often contain colloidal clay minerals such as the montmorillonites.

The aim of this study is to predict the unsaturated shear strength of two locally expansive clays available in Saudi Arabia over a wide range of suction.

A variety of prediction models categorised as semi-empirical or micromechanical were considered to examine their viability to estimate unsaturated shear strength of these clays over a wide.

Report No."Continuum Theory of Moisture Movement and Swell in Expan­ sive Clays" by R. Ray Nachlinger and Robert L. Lytton, presents a theoretical study of the phenomenon of expansive clay. Report No. "Prediction of Moisture Movement in Expansive Clay" by.

The nature of water movement in soil, the definition of important zones that influence heave, and the interaction of different foundation elements with the expansive soil are shown to be interrelated.

The depth of the wetting front in the soil profile is an important factor in prediction of heave and pier movement. Threshold moisture content and matric suction potentials in expansive clays prior to initiation of cracking in pavements.

Anand J. Puppala, a Thammanoon Manosuthkij, b Soheil Nazarian, c Laureano R. Hoyos a. a Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Texas at. The extent to which expansive clay soils can damage an individual foundation will depend largely on the amount and location of moisture change in the soil beneath that foundation as well as the.

The model SUCH is capable of predicting soil moisture changes in terms of soil suction and the resulting volume changes (shrink/heave) in expansive soils under a covered area (e.g. flexible slab. Essential technical information for building on expansive soils--complete with practical, proven design methods.

Expansive Soils examines factors that influence the design offoundations and pavements built on expansive soils, and exploreskey design procedures and remedial measures that address thesefactors effectively.

Backed by the authors' extensive research andexperience --including. Expansive clays which cause these problems in highways can be defined as a clay which shows extensive volume changes when wetted or dried. True, all soils show some change with changes in moisture content, but the ones which cause damage to the pavement above them can be said to be expansive.

Expansive soils, known by various nomenclatures worldwide, are a unique group of soils that expand when wetted and shrink when dried. These include predominantly Vertisols and vertic intergrades in US soil taxonomy (Soil Survey Staff, ).The extent of Vertisols alone is estimated at million ha worldwide.

This Geotechnical Special Publication contains 14 papers that discuss the effects of trees and moisture movements on various lightly loaded foundations on expansive clays. Papers review current state of the practice in foundation design, maintenance, and remediation as it relates to vegetative effects and expansive clays on foundations.

Prediction of the variation of swelling pressure and one-dimensional heave of expansive soils with respect to suction using the soil-water retention curve as a tool Hongyu Tu, Sai K.

Vanapalli Department of Civil Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada.The stress history of the soil was carefully controlled in the experiments and was replicated in the course of the analyses.

The computations reproduced the main characteristics of the observed ground movement, in particular the surface profile. In contrast, conventional constitutive models of soil behaviour show very poor predictions.Clay mineral - Clay mineral - Chemical and physical properties: Depending on deficiency in the positive or negative charge balance (locally or overall) of mineral structures, clay minerals are able to adsorb certain cations and anions and retain them around the outside of the structural unit in an exchangeable state, generally without affecting the basic silicate structure.