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RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS: FUNDAMENTALS

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Interparticle forces – Contact phenomena
Particle shape (development of shape, macroscale effects)
Discontinuities (localization, polygonal faults, desiccation, hydraulic fracture)
Fabric formation and control (fabric map: pH and ionic concentration)
Terminal density
Unsaturated soils (contact angle, interacting menisci, stiffness, desiccation, wetting)
Friction (nature, vibration effects)
Cementation
Strain - Strain rate - Thixotropy
Testing - Information
Spatial variability
Filters – Fines migration – Clogging
Granular flow
Liquefaction
Thermal properties
Energy and Energy Coupling
Frozen ground (see Hydrates under Energy)
Biological aspects (survivability, bio-gas, bio-clog, bio-cementation)
Rock Mass (wave propagation, joint strength)
Special Soils (Mexico city soils, volcanic ash soils, seafloor sediments, loess)
Testing (specific surface, variability, critical state - see "soils and waves")