PanAm-UNSAT 2017


On behalf of the Unsaturated Soils Committee of the Geo-Institute (G-I) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and the TC 106 Committee on Unsaturated Soils of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), you are cordially invited to submit you abstract(s) for PanAm-UNSAT 2017: The Second Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils (Unsaturated Soil Mechanics for Sustainable Geotechnics), which will be held November 12–15, 2017, in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.

Submit your Abstracts by November 23, 2016, via the online paper submission system (CadmiumCD):

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Submissions are encouraged from geoprofessionals, geotechnical engineers, practitioners, educators, researchers, firm owners, and other interested stakeholders.  Authors are requested to submit their abstracts to specific topics, as listed below.

Specific Topics:

  • A00/ Stress State Quantification
  • B00/ Experimental Laboratory and In-Situ Testing
  • C00/ Unsaturated Rock Behavior
  • D00/ Unsaturated Permafrost Behavior
  • E/ Fundamentals (select a sub-topic)
  • E01/ Fundamentals/ Flow Processes
  • E02/ Fundamentals/ Shear Strength
  • E03/ Fundamentals/ Stiffness and Dynamic Response
  • E04/ Fundamentals/ Volume Change
  • F/ Numerical and Constitutive Modeling in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Applications (select a sub-topic)
  • F01/ Cohesive-Frictional Soils
  • F02/ Collapsible Soils
  • F03/ Expansive Soils
  • F04/ Slope Stability
  • F05/ Landfills
  • F06/ Pavements
  • F07/ Foundations
  • G00/ Energy Geotechnics
  • H00/ Sustainability
  • I00/ Other Unsaturated Soil Subjects and Applications

We look forward to your contributions. (And please accept our apologies for any cross-posting.)

Laureano R. Hoyos & John S. McCartney

PanAm-UNSAT 2017 Conference Co-Chairs