publication . Article . 2010

Predicting the long-term performance of a wide embankment on soft soil using an elastic–viscoplastic model

Md Rajibul Karim;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2010 Journal: Canadian Geotechnical Journal, volume 47, pages 244-257 (issn: 0008-3674, eissn: 1208-6010, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Canadian Science Publishing
  • Country: Australia
<jats:p> This paper presents modelling of the consolidation of foundation soil under a wide embankment constructed over soft soil. An elastic–viscoplastic (EVP) constitutive model is used to represent the foundation soil for the coupled finite element analysis (FEA). A unit-cell analysis is carried out to capture the maximum settlement and the development of excess pore-water pressure with time below the centreline of the embankment for a long period (9 years). A new function for capturing the varying nature of the creep or secondary compression coefficient is proposed and used in association with the EVP model. The input material parameters for this study were ...
free text keywords: Creep, Embankments, Soft clay, Time dependency, Viscoplasticity, Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
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