OPPORTUNITIES FOR DEVELOPMENT IN TESTING AND RESEARCH OF UNSATURATED SOILS IN SUDAN
these soils. Theories of classical soil mechanics had been in use by practitioners for handling these geotechnical problems. With the development of unsaturated soil mechanics around the world researchers in the country started to focus on the field on experimental unsaturated soil mechanics. This paper reviews the available research efforts on theoretical formulations and laboratory testing on Sudanese soils, excreted so far by international and national scholars
in the field of unsaturated soils, with special attention to topics such as characterization of unsaturated soils, volume change behavior, shear strength and compressibility. Opportunities and challenges facing the research efforts are outlined and discussed.
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