Method of Analysis of Saturation Collapse Behavior

JIRCAS Journal
ISSN 13407686
NII recode ID (NCID) AA11030483
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We present a consolidation analysis method coupled with an elastoplastic constitutive model for unsaturated soils. The elastoplastic model includes two suction effects related to the increase in effective stresses, yield stress and resistance to plastic deformation due to the increase in suction. The smooth transition from elasticity to plasticity was also achieved by introducing the subloading surface model. The consolidation analysis method employs force equilibrium equations for soil and the Richards' mass conservation equation of pore water as field equations and is formulated by using FEM. Three simulations of typical element test series, a seepage model test and a virtual earth dam during reservoir filling were performed using the consolidation analysis method. The simulation results showed that the consolidation analysis method could be used to analyze geomechanical static problems relating to pore water pressure changes, especially saturation collapse behavior.

Date of issued
Creator Yuji KOHGO
Subject effective stress consolidation analysis constitutive equation of soil plasticity unsaturated soil
Publisher Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
Available Online
NII resource type vocabulary Journal Article
Volume 4
spage 1
epage 28
Rights Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
Language eng

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