Associate professor, Institute of Geotechnical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing,
Professor, Research Institute of Geotechnical Engineering, Hohai University, Nanjing,
Professor, Institute of Geotechnical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing,
(Received 8 November 1999; accepted 16 November 2000)
The general research situation of the shear strength of the unsaturated soils is reviewed in the paper. The hyperbola model is put forward based on the triaxial test results of the unsaturated soils. It can be used to predict the suction strength. The predicted results compare well with the measured data and show that the hyperbola model can be used to represent the shear strength of unsaturated soils.
Paper ID: GTJ11342J