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Unsaturated soils come home Report on the 1998 BGS touring lecture 'New trends in unsaturated soil mechanics: from fundamentals to engineering practice', held at the University of Nottingham on 25 Nov

The 1998 BGS touring lecture was given by Professor Antonio Gens of the Technical University of Catalunya, Barcelona. In Nottingham the East Midlands Geotechnical Group was the host. Gens confessed that he had once avoided unsaturated soils, considering it an alien subject not amenable to study with the usual tools of soil mechanics. He suggested that many people viewed unsaturated soils in this manner and a main aim of his lecture was to bring unsaturated soils into a more unified ...

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