Gradient-dependent plasticity model and dynamic strain localization analysis of saturated and partially saturated porous media: One dimensional model

Hong Wo Zhang, Bernard A. Schrefler

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Abstract

Dynamic strain localization in saturated and partially saturated porous media is investigated with a one-dimensional model in this paper. The porous medium is treated as a multiphase continuum, with the pores filled by water and air, this last one at atmospheric pressure. A gradient-dependent plasticity model is introduced to describe the plastic behaviour of the solid skeleton. Material instability due to the softening behaviour of the solid skeleton and the well-posedness of the initial value problem are studied. The advantages of the enhanced model are that the governing equations remain hyperbolic even in the softening regime and convergent solutions with mesh refinements are obtained. Moreover, the influence of permeability in the seepage process for the development of the localized zones is discussed. We find that the permeability plays an important part in the compressive wave propagation, but not in the shear wave cases. For numerical implementation of the present method, a parametric variational principle is introduced by which the original problem is reduced to a standard linear complementary problem in mathematical programming. The results of a one dimensional example are given to illustrate the efficiency of the techniques presented here.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)503-524
Number of pages22
JournalEuropean Journal of Mechanics, A/Solids
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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