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Hydraulic Interaction between Geosynthetics and Unsaturated Soils


Technical Journal Publications
  • Bouazza, A., Zornberg, J.G., McCartney, J.S., and Nahlawi, H. (2006). “Significance of Unsaturated Behaviour of Geotextiles in Earthen Structures.” Australian Geomechanics, 41(3), 133-142. (link)
  • McCartney J.S. and Berends, R. (2010). “Measurement of Filtration Effects on the Transmissivity of Geocomposite Drains for Phosphogypsum.” Geotextiles and Geomembranes. 28(2), 226–235. (link)
  • McCartney, J.S. and Znidarcic, D. (2010). “Test System for Hydraulic Properties of Unsaturated Nonwoven Geotextiles.” Geosynthetics International. 17(5), 355-363. (link)
  • Zornberg, J.G., Bouazza, A., and McCartney J.S. (2010). “Geosynthetic Capillary Barriers: State-of-the-Knowledge.” Geosynthetics International. 17(5), 273–300. (Awarded Best Paper of 2010 in Geosynthetics International) (link)
  • McCartney, J.S. and Zornberg, J.G. (2010). “Effect of Cyclic Wetting and Drying on the Formation of a Capillary Break between Soil and Geosynthetic Drainage Layers.” Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 47(11), 1201-1213. (link)
  • Bouazza, A., Zornberg, J.G., McCartney, J.S., and Singh, M.R.  (2013). “Unsaturated Geotechnics Applied to Geoenvironmental Engineering Problems Involving Geosynthetics.” Engineering Geology. 165, 143-153. (link) 
Technical Conference Publications
  • Kuhn, J.A., McCartney, J.S., and Zornberg, J.G. (2005). “Impinging Flow over Drainage Layers Including a Geocomposite.” Geosynthetics Research and Development in Progress, 18th Geosynthetic Research Institute Conference (GRI-18). Austin, TX. Jan. 26. ASCE. pp. 1-7. (CD-ROM). (link)
  • McCartney, J.S., Kuhn, J.A., and Zornberg, J.G. (2005). “Geosynthetic Drainage Layers in Contact with Unsaturated Soils.” Proceedings of the 16th International Conference of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE). Osaka, Japan. Sep. 12-17. IOS Press. pp. 2301-2305. (link
  • McCartney, J.S., Villar, L.F.S., and Zornberg, J.G. (2008). “Nonwoven Geotextiles as Hydraulic Barriers to Capillary Rise.” Proceedings of GeoAmericas 2008: the 1st PanAmerican Geosynthetics Conference and Exhibition. Cancún, Mexico. Mar. 2-5. IFAI. pp. 252-261. (link)
  • McCartney, J.S. and Allen, J.M. (2008). “Use of Geosynthetic Capillary Barriers for Increasing Water Storage Capacity of Soils in Agriculture Applications.” Proceedings of the GRI 21 Conference. Cancun, Mexico. Mar. 2-5. GRI. pp. 1-10. (CD-ROM) (link)
Invited Papers and Articles (Non-refereed)
  • McCartney, J.S. (2008). “Geosynthetics in Unsaturated Conditions.” IGS News. International Geosynthetics Society. 24(3), 32-34. 
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