ErosLab: A modelling tool for soil tests

Yin Fu JIN, Zhen Yu YIN

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The focus of this paper is ErosLab, a useful tool for the development, analysis and application of constitutive models developed to solve the modelling problems inherent in soil tests. The ErosLab is programmed in the way of admixture programming with C#, MATLAB and FORTRAN, offering a powerful environment for various kinds of modelling soil tests. The proposed tool has six important features: (1) a mechanical calculator; (2) the ability to cover various kinds of soil tests; (3) a number of soil models with a user extension interface; (4) multiple methods of loading control; (5) comprehensive and efficient debugging; and (6) visualisation with graphical displays. Furthermore, the entire graphical user interface and usage instructions for the tool are briefly illustrated in simple and practical terms. Finally, three case studies are presented in which ErosLab was used, to highlight its performance in modelling tests for different soils.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-97
Number of pages14
JournalAdvances in Engineering Software
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2018


  • Constitutive model
  • Geomechanics
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Interface
  • Laboratory tests
  • Software

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • General Engineering


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