The 2nd Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soil
The 2nd Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils (PanAm-UNSAT 2017) was held in Dallas, Texas, 12th to 15th November 2017. The venue was the Intercontinental Dallas Hotel.
The conference theme was «Unsaturated Soil Mechanics for Sustainable Geotechnics» and a wide range of subjects were covered including: field and laboratory investigation towards unsaturated soils characterization; constitutive and numerical modeling; field performance construction; design; and sustainability. The conference included a wide range of knowledge-enhancing short courses, technical and panel sessions, and workshops.
The specific conference topics were:
- Stress state quantification
- Experimental laboratory and in-situ testing
- Unsaturated rock behavior
- Unsaturated permafrost behavior
- Energy geotechnics
- Cohesive-frictional soils
- Numerical and constitutive modeling in geotechnical and geo-environmental applications
The officers of the TC106 Committee on Unsaturated Soils (ISSMGE) provided a tremendous support to the PanAM-UNSAT 2017 organizers, as well as the members of the Technical Advisory and International Technical Committees, who provided guidance during the planning phases of the conference.
TC106 Committee on Unsaturated Soils (ISSMGE):
David Toll, Chair, University of Durham, UK;
Bernardo Caicedo, Vice Chair, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia;
Adrian Russell, Secretary, University of New South Wales, Australia.
Conference PanAM-UNSAT 2017 Chair: Laureano R. Hoyos, Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington, USA.
Co-Chair: John S. McCartney, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, USA.