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Inclusion of higher-temperature effects in a soil behaviour model

Thomas, Hywel ORCID:, Seetharam, S and Siddiqua, S. 2009. Inclusion of higher-temperature effects in a soil behaviour model. Geotechnique 59 (3) , pp. 279-282. 10.1680/geot.2009.59.3.279

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This technical note presents a coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical model for unsaturated soil, which can be applied in the context of high temperature. A new pore gas or bulk air transfer equation is introduced. Additionally the effect of temperature on the latent heat of vapourisation and specific heat capacities is incorporated. Adsorbed water is also included. The performance of the model is demonstrated via the simulation of a high temperature (150°C) thermo-hydraulic-mechanical experiment carried out on a column of MX-80 bentonite by Commissarait à l'Energie Atomique, France. The model showed good correlation of experimental and numerical results

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: temperature effects ; model tests
Additional Information: Pdf uploaded in accordance with publisher's policy at (accessed 24/04/2014).
Publisher: ICE
ISSN: 0016-8505
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 16 May 2023 20:39

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