Journal Published Online: 15 July 2015
Volume 38, Issue 5

Past, Present, and Future of Transparent Soils

CODEN: GTJODJ

Abstract

Transparent soils have evolved in the past two decades as a useful tool for the physical modeling of soil-structure interaction mechanisms, saturated-unsaturated hydraulic behavior, and thermal processes in soils. This paper traces the history of the development of transparent soil surrogates used in laboratory 1-g bench-scale and centrifuge tests to investigate a variety of geotechnical applications. Many notable papers that appear in this special issue of the journal on modeling with transparent soils are introduced throughout the review. The paper also looks into the future to anticipate where further advances and applications of these materials and complementary technologies may be expected.

Author Information

Iskander, M.
Civil and Urban Engineering Department, New York Univ., Polytechnic School of Engineering, Six Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, NY, US
Bathurst, R. J.
GeoEngineering Centre at Queen's-RMC, Department of Civil Engineering, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, ON, CA
Omidvar, M.
Civil and Urban Engineering Department, New York Univ., Polytechnic School of Engineering, Six Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, NY, US
Pages: 17
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Stock #: GTJ20150079
ISSN: 0149-6115
DOI: 10.1520/GTJ20150079