Bounding surface masonry model for structured clays

Cheng Zhou, Zhu Jiang Shen, Tie Lin Chen, Jianhua Yin, Neng Hui Li

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The deformation of natural clays is induced due to the damage of structure. The total deformation consists of 3 parts, i.e. elastic deformation of structure body, plastic deformation due to sliding in the structure plane and irrecoverable deformation due to crushing of structure body. The sliding yield surface is considered as isotropic hardening and rotating hardening bounding surface. The plastic modulus is interpolated by using the 'real stress' and 'image stress' on the bounding surface. It is stipulated that damage deformation occurs under loading or inverse loading conditions rather than under unloading condition. The bounding surface masonry model is developed and verified by using test data.
Original languageChinese (Simplified)
Pages (from-to)317-321
Number of pages5
JournalYantu Lixue/Rock and Soil Mechanics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2003


  • Anisotropy
  • Bounding surface
  • Constitutive modeling
  • Damage function
  • Structured clay

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Earth-Surface Processes

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