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Volodymyr Bondarenko, Iryna Kovalevska,Mykhaylo Iliiashov,Genadiy Pivnyak

This volume deals with economic aspects of mining companies’ development strategies, various mineral deposits development techniques, imitational modeling of mine workings with rock massif, methane extraction technologies during coal mining, geomechanical processes during plow mining, mining transport importance for mineral extraction, massif strain-stress state management using non-explosive destructing materials, and surface mining's detrimental influence on the environment.
Special attention is paid to alternative ways of mining, such as borehole underground coal gasification for extraction of hardly accessible coal and development of gasification plant and development and use of alternative sources of energy such as gas hydrates and sun energy are also disucssed in this book.
This collection of scientific papers will be of interest to mining engineers, engineering technicians, designers, scientific and research personnel, students, postgraduates, and all mining-related professionals working in the coal and ore industry.
Coal industry developments in the Ukraine
Over-coal thin layered massif deformation of weak rocks
Finite-element method for multi-parameter system "Rock Massif - Combined Support" computation
Mine working destruction
The thickness variation seams
Finite-element modelling
Spontaneous combustion and coal dust explosibility
Methane and artificial gas extracting
Brown coal underground gasification
Degassing systems
Geomechanical processes at plow longwall mining in weak rocks
Reliability and carrying capability of support service vehicles
Monitoring by method of conductivity
Analysis of stress-strain state of rock mass
Rock displacement
Influence of coal seams gasification on bearing rocks
Hydrodynamic cavitation in energy-saving technologies in mining industry
Economic aspects of development strategy of mining companies
Methods of determining untidust respirator quality
Unexplosive destroying materials

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Berardo Caicedo,Carol Murillo,Laureano Hoyos,Julio Esteban Colmenares

New theories and testing techniques related with Unsaturated Soil Mechanics have proven to be valuable tools to study a broad spectrum of geo-materials which includes rocks, rock fills, frozen soils and domiciliary solid wastes. These new theories and testing techniques have permitted the analysis of several traditional problems from a new perspective (e.g., swelling or collapsible soils and compacted soils or pavements materials), and they have also shown their efficiency to study new energy-related problems like CO2 sequestration and nuclear waste disposal.
Advances in Unsaturated Soils is a collection of papers from the 1st Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils organized in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, in February 2013. The volume includes 76 research papers coming for all over the world, as well as 7 keynotes papers by well known international researchers. The contributions present a variety of topics including:
• Advances in testing techniques
• Unsaturated soil behavior
• Constitutive modeling and microstructure
• Numerical modeling
• Geotechnical problemsAdvances in Unsaturated Soils
is expected to become a useful reference to academics and professionals involved in Unsaturated Soil Mechanics.


Organization committees
Keynotes lectures

Interactions between atmosphere and geosphere—difficulties in measuring evaporation
G.E. Blight
Interpretation of soil-water characteristic curves when volume change occurs as soil suction is changed
D.G. Fredlund & S.L. Houston
Ventilation effects in an argillaceous rock tunnel examined via unsaturated soil mechanics
A. Gens & B. Garitte
Compacted soils: From physics to hydraulic and mechanical behaviour
S. Leroueil & D.W. Hight
Rockfill mechanics
L.A. Oldecop & E.E. Alonso
Unsaturated soil mechanics in the design and performance of pavements
H. Sahin, F. Gu, Y. Tong, R. Luo & R.L. Lytton
Estimation of the 1-D heave of a natural expansive soil deposit with a light structure using the modulus of elasticity based method
S.K. Vanapalli & H.H. Adem
Advances in testing techniques
Physical modelling of the effect of partial saturation on the stability of geocell walls
D. Gómez
Calibration in the laboratory of capacitance sensors for water content monitoring
F. Avanzi, M. Caruso & C. Jommi
Unsaturated soil response under plane strain conditions via true triaxial testing
L.R. Hoyos, J.A. Cruz & A. Lizcano
Measuring water retention properties of a series of bentonite clays in a wide range of suctions
D. Marcial
Physical modeling of the mechanical improvement of unsaturated silt through heating
C.J.R. Coccia, A. Casady & J.S. McCartney
Triaxial cell for nonisothermal shear strength of compacted silt under high suction magnitudes
N.A. Alsherif & J.S. McCartney
Measurement of friction on piles over neutral plane in expansive soils
C. Mendoza
On the use of unsaturated properties of a sandy material for centrifuge model preparation
W.F. Morales, J. Laue & S.M. Springman
Application of electrical resistivity for the control of water content and density in loess
V. Rinaldi
A method for making a homogeneous specimen of unsaturated clay using micro-wave
H. Suzuki, Y. Okano, K. Ueno & R. Uzuoka
Centrifuge modelling of wetting-induced collapse in embankment base
L. Thorel, I.M. Khokhar, V. Ferber & B. Caicedo
A practical method for suction estimation in unsaturated soil testing
M.F. Amaral, A.V. da Fonseca, E. Romero & M. Arroyo
Preparing unsaturated samples of decomposed granite for laboratory controlled CPTs
H. Yang & A.R. Russell
Estimating soil hydraulic parameters from capillary rise tests
T.C. Zapata & O.M. Vilar
Geophysical investigation of cracking in unsaturated soils
G. Jones, M. Zielinski & P. Sentenac
Unsaturated soil behavior
Water retention behavior and hydraulic properties
Preferential flow and mass transport modeling in a heterogeneous unsaturated soil
L.B. Bien, R. Angulo-Jaramillo, D. Predelus, L. Lassabatere & T. Winiarski
Influence of cracks on soil water characteristic curve
S. Azam, M. Ito & F. Khan
Influence of suction on the permeability of unsaturated soils
B. Melbouci & F. Ghanem
Evaluation of the suction calibration curves for Whatman 42 filter paper
K.V. Bicalho, K.F. Cupertino & A.I. Bertolde
Soil water characteristic curves of lime-treated highly expansive soils
T.Y. Elkady & A.M. Al-Mahbashi
Water retention properties of a demolition waste
A.M.J. Gómez, M.M. Farias, M.P. Cordão-Neto, M.V.R. Souza & I.F. Otálvaro
Water infiltration in final cover layer of landfills in northeast region of Brazil
R.L. Lopes, J.F.T. Jucá & M.O.H. Mariano
Water retention properties of a residual soil from Caracas
A. Luis & D. Marcial
Air permeability of cover soil from the Bandeirantes landfill in São Paulo, Brazil
F.A.M. Marinho & P.F. Teixeira
Water retention curves for a tropical soil contaminated by vinasse
M.G. Miguel & S.Y. Pereira
Permeability studies with blend of fly Ash and Rice Husk Ash stabilized soil subgrade
N.L. Patil, S. Sharma & H. Sood
Capillary rise in pores with rough walls
L.E. Vallejo
Volumetric and elastic behavior
Multi-dimensional swelling behavior of Al-Qatif expansive soils
M.F. Abbas, T.Y. Elkady & M.A. Al-Shamrani
Soil characterization and compressibility parameters of Bogotá clay due to suction changes
G.E. Ávila, A. Ledesma & A. Lloret
Cyclic behavior of unsaturated unbound aggregates for pavements
B. Caicedo, O. Coronado, J.M. Fleureau & A. Gomes-Correia
Small strain shear modulus of an unsaturated sandy soil
G.B. Georgetti & O.M. Vilar
Swelling behavior of expansive clays incorporating mineralogy and pore size distribution via SWCC
A. Pedarla, A.J. Puppala & L.R. Hoyos
Drying-wetting tests on sand—silt mixtures: Impact of volumetric changes on the retention curves
M. Morvan, D. Branque, H. Wong & B. Colin
Collapse behaviour of a natural loess from Northern France
J.A. Muñoz-Castelblanco, P. Delage, J.M. Pereira & Y.J. Cui
Elastic response of unsaturated soils
C. Murillo, B. Caicedo, L. Thorel & C. Dano
Evaluation of soil matric suction, microstructure and its influence on collapsible behavior
J. Ramos & Y. Valencia
An experimental study on the stiffness of a lime-treated clayey soil
A.M. Tang, M.N. Vu & Y.J. Cui
Effects of relative humidity cycling on the hydro-mechanical behaviour of two clayey rocks from North-East Spain
J.A. Pineda & E. Romero
Laboratory experiments on swelling due to crystal growth in sulphate argillaceous rocks
A. Deu, E.E. Romero & I.R. Berdugo
Shear and tension behavior
Solute suction and shear strength in saturated soils
V.Y. Katte & G.E. Blight
Effect of pre-shearing/suction histories on residual shear strength of unsaturated soils
L.R. Hoyos, C.L. Velosa & A.J. Puppala
Review of factors affecting formation of cracks in clay layers
C. Lozada
Evaluating the impact of thermal variations on the penetration test parameters
G. Franchomme, S. Rosin-Paumier & F. Masrouri
Using fracture mechanics theory to evaluate the unconfined compressive strength of unsaturated fissured clays
L.E. Vallejo
Fractal evaluation of the fragmentation of clays due to desiccation
L.E. Vallejo
Critical combination of tensile and shear stresses causing the crack propagation path in brittle clays subjected to uniaxial compression
L.F. Vesga & L.E. Vallejo
Crack propagation and threshold strength of fissured clays subjected to cyclic loading
L.F. Vesga & L.E. Vallejo
Constitutive modelling and microstructure
Hydro-mechanical formulation considering fluid compressibility
S.R.C. Brant-P-de-Jesus, M.P. Cordão-Neto & I. Fernandes-Gomes
Volumetric behavior of unsaturated-reconstituted soils
G.J. Burton, D. Sheng & E. Romero
Micromechanical study of the compressibility of unsaturated granular materials
R. Barata & R. Cardoso
Progressive emergence of double porosity in a silt during compaction
F. Casini, J. Vaunat, E. Romero & A. Desideri
State surface of wetting-drying cycles at the equilibrium stage
E. Jahangir, F. Masrouri & H. Nowamooz
Assessment of the critical state strength of unsaturated aggregated soils
E.J. Murray, R.M. Jones & V. Sivakumar
Incorporating a microstructural state variable in constitutive modeling
N.M. Pinyol, E.E. Alonso & A. Gens
Effect of loading and suction history on time dependent deformation of coarse crushed slate
E. Romero, C. Alvarado & E.E. Alonso
DEM modeling of unsaturated rockfill. Scale effects
M. Tapias, E.E. Alonso & J.A. Gili
Incorporation of the soil-water characteristic curve hysteresis in pavement design
D.C. Rosenbalm & C.E. Zapata
Results of unsaturated tests on metastable soils
J.C. Ruge, R.P. da Cunha & D. Mašín
Numerical analysis of unsaturated soil behaviour under large deformations
B.C.F.L. Lopes & M.P. Cordão-Neto
Numerical modelling
Study of the influence of climatic effects on the soil temperature and suction changes
K.V. Bicalho, G.P.W. Vivacqua & Y.J. Cui
Numerical analysis of effect of rainfall infiltration on unsaturated soil
E.F. Garcia, C.A. Riveros & J.C. Saldarriaga
The impact of moisture diffusion on the structural degradation of asphalt mixtures
S. Caro
Shafts by the Sequential Excavation Method: Mechanical vs Hydro-mechanical calculations
C.C. Dias, A.T. Gomes & J. Vaunat
A lattice model for liquid transport in unsaturated porous materials
C. Fahy, P. Grassl & D. Gallipoli
Numerical simulation of a shallow foundation on an unsaturated silt
N.A. González & A. Gens
Cyclic macroelement for shallow footing over unsaturated soil
B. Kafle & F. Wuttke
BEST method: Characterization of soil unsaturated hydraulic properties
L. Lassabatere, R. Angulo-Jaramillo, T. Winiarski & D. Yilmaz
Unsaturated flow of unfrozen water in frozen soils
A. Shastri, M. Sanchez & A. Lizcano
Probabilistic analyses of slope stability under infiltration conditions
I.F. Otálvaro & M.P. Cordão-Neto
Modeling gas hydrate bearing sediments using a coupled approach
M. Sanchez, A. Shastri & J.C. Santamarina
Effect of soil replacement option on surface deflections for expansive clay profiles
A. Bharadwaj, S.L. Houston, W.N. Houston, B. Welfert & K.D. Walsh
Geotechnical problems and soil atmosphere interaction
Capillary barrier dissipation by new wicking geotextile
M. Azevedo & J.G. Zornberg
Suction stress influence on strength parameters used in geotechnical engineering
R. Baltodano-Goulding
Quantification and modeling of water flow in sandy soils in Northeast Thailand
S. Seltacho, V. Sriboonlue, N. Suwanang, W. Wiriyakitnateekul & C. Hammecker
A rainfall threshold for the occurrence of landslides in manmade slopes in residual soils in the northwest of Colombia
C.H. Hidalgo & A.P. de Assis
Use of artificial intelligence in Soil compaction modeling
E.L.P. González
Author index

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Paginas 610
Precio  220,00 Euros