Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

3-11-1991

Session End Date

3-15-1991

Abstract

A generalized constitutive model based on the theory of plasticity is proposed and utilized to characterize stress-deformation behavior of soils and geological materials under complex and cyclic multiaxial loadings. It allows for factors such as hardenings, volume changes, stress paths, cohesive and tensile strengths and variation of yield behavior with mean pressure. It is applied to characterize behavior of soils, concrete and rocks. The Constants for the model are determined from series of available laboratory tests conducted under different initial confinements, cyclic hydrostatic preloading and stress paths obtained by using multiaxial and cylindrical triaxial testing devices. The model is verified with respect to observed laboratory responses. Overall, the proposed model is found suitable to characterize the behavior of geological materials such as soils, concrete and rocks and involves less or equal number of constants compared to available models of similar capabilities and is easier to implement in numerical solution procedures.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

Second Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

3-11-1991

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1991 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Soils Parameters and Constitutive Relations Under Multiaxial Cyclic Loading

St. Louis, Missouri

A generalized constitutive model based on the theory of plasticity is proposed and utilized to characterize stress-deformation behavior of soils and geological materials under complex and cyclic multiaxial loadings. It allows for factors such as hardenings, volume changes, stress paths, cohesive and tensile strengths and variation of yield behavior with mean pressure. It is applied to characterize behavior of soils, concrete and rocks. The Constants for the model are determined from series of available laboratory tests conducted under different initial confinements, cyclic hydrostatic preloading and stress paths obtained by using multiaxial and cylindrical triaxial testing devices. The model is verified with respect to observed laboratory responses. Overall, the proposed model is found suitable to characterize the behavior of geological materials such as soils, concrete and rocks and involves less or equal number of constants compared to available models of similar capabilities and is easier to implement in numerical solution procedures.