Large strain static and dynamic semisaturated soil behaviour

E. A. Meroi, B. A. Schrefler, O. C. Zienkiewicz

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The theoretical and computational aspects of large strain static and dynamic partially saturated soil analysis are presented. The soil is assumed to be a three-phase material with a solid phase which may yield according to a generalized plasticity theory, whose liquid phase flows according to Darcy's law and where gaseous phase remains equal to the external ambient pressure. Permeability varies not only as a function of the degree of water saturation, but also as a function of the void ratio. These aspects are shown on several examples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-106
Number of pages26
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Mechanics of Materials

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