Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

5-24-2010

Session End Date

5-29-2010

Abstract

A sand plasticity model for nonlinear seismic deformation analyses is presented. The model follows the basic framework of the stressratio controlled, critical state compatible, bounding surface plasticity model for sand presented by Dafalias and Manzari (2004). Modifications to the model were implemented to improve its ability to approximate the stress-strain responses important to geotechnical earthquake engineering applications; in essence, the model was calibrated at the equation level to provide for better approximation of the trends observed across a common set of experimentally- and case history-based design correlations. An overview of the model formulation and example simulations of element loading tests are presented.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

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

Meeting Name

Fifth Conference

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

5-24-2010

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2010 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Sand Plasticity Model for Nonlinear Seismic Deformation Analyses

San Diego, California

A sand plasticity model for nonlinear seismic deformation analyses is presented. The model follows the basic framework of the stressratio controlled, critical state compatible, bounding surface plasticity model for sand presented by Dafalias and Manzari (2004). Modifications to the model were implemented to improve its ability to approximate the stress-strain responses important to geotechnical earthquake engineering applications; in essence, the model was calibrated at the equation level to provide for better approximation of the trends observed across a common set of experimentally- and case history-based design correlations. An overview of the model formulation and example simulations of element loading tests are presented.