Nov 11, 2015
Dr. Xiong Zhang Presents at 6th Asian-Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soil
The 6th Asian-Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soils was held from October 23-26, 2015 in Guilin, China. The conference had a strong emphasis on both the theoretical aspect and practical significance of unsaturated soil mechanics in the region. The conference provided a forum for researchers and practitioners in the region and beyond to present their latest developments and exchange ideas in the subject, with strong relevance to problems in the region such as heave/desiccation shrinkage, collapse, rainfall-induced slope instability, contaminant transport etc. Latest developments in unsaturated soil mechanics led to a much better understanding and solution of many emerging problems such as soil/ atmosphere interaction, thermal & chemical influence, and climate change. CESTiCC PI, Dr. Xiong Zhang, presented on “Problems Associated with Determination of Yield Curves for Unsaturated Soils” and “Failure of Divide-and-conquer Approach in the Characterization of Unsaturated Soils.” Dr. Zhang also chaired a technical session entitled “Engineering Applications."