Welcome to PanAm Unsat 2021!

Following the successful Pan-American Conferences on Unsaturated Soils held in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia (February, 2013), and in Dallas, Texas, USA (November, 2017), we invite you to attend the 3rd Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils, which will be held in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in July of 2021. The conference will deal with advances in unsaturated soil mechanics and discuss current and future trends in practical applications.

Unfortunately, owing to the still undefined status of the ongoing pandemic all over the world, after consulting the secretary of the TC106, the conference advisory committee and hearing Brazilian health authorities, the conference chairs decided to keep the date of the PanAm Unsat 2021 but change the format to a fully online

Conference Access for Delegates
Short Course on Applied Unsaturated Soil Mechanics

Download the Conference full program

The Proceedings for the 3rd Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils have been published by MATEC Web of Conferences. The proceedings are Open Access and widely indexed.

To view the proceedings, follow this LINK.

Papers corresponding to the Keynote and State-of-the-Art addresses presented at the 3rd Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils will be published in a special issue of the Soils and Rocks journal. Several of these papers are already available and the remaining articles should become available over the course of July and August, 2021. The papers are Open Access.

To view the published papers, follow this LINK.

Another special issue of the Soil and Rocks, an International Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, to be published in early 2022, will contemplate extended versions of papers selected among those accepted for publication in the Conference.

Conference Topics

  • Barriers

  • Case Histories

  • Composite Materials

  • Education

  • Embankments

  • Expansive and Collapsible Soils

  • Field Measurements

  • Foundations

  • Fundamentals

  • Geophysics

  • Geotechnics of Roads

  • Laboratory Testing

  • Numerical Modelling

  • Remediation of Degraded Areas

  • Slopes

  • Soil Properties

  • Soil-Vegetation-Climate Interaction

  • Tailings Engineering