Desiderata Geotechnica: Halting Steps

David Muir Wood (Lead / Corresponding author)

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Apparatus regularly used for extraction of stress – strain response of soils all contain internal variations of strain and stress. The inhomogeneous state is the natural state of many soils. Where the repeated cell size of heterogeneities is uniform it is simple to define a reference volume element. Study of triaxial samples, however, reveals mechanisms which are not individually axially symmetric.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesiderata Geotechnica
EditorsWei Wu
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783030149871
ISBN (Print)9783030149864
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventChina-Europe Conference on Geotechnical Engineering, 2018 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 13 Aug 201816 Aug 2018

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering
ISSN (Print)1866-8755
ISSN (Electronic)1866-8763


ConferenceChina-Europe Conference on Geotechnical Engineering, 2018


  • Heterogeneities
  • Laboratory testing
  • Reference volume element

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