Collapsible Soil:
A Theoretical and Experimental Study


Marcos Massao Futai


Marcio de Souza Soares de Almeida

Graduate School of Engineering, COPPE,
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


This paper presents the results of recent experimental and theoretical studies of a colapsible soil. Suction controlled oedometer tests under different stress paths have been performed on a colapsible soil with the purpose to get a better understanding on the compressibility and collapsibility of this soil.

KEYWORDS: Unsaturated soil, Collapse, Elasto-plastic model.


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