Influence of features of natural soft clay on embankment behavior

Jian Hua Wang, Minna Karstunen, Zhen Yu Yin

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Abstract

This paper aims to investigate the influence of different features of natural soft clays, namely anisotropy, destructuration, on modeling the long-term behavior of embankments. The newly developed elasto-viscoplastic model is used for this purpose. The parameters determined from conventional triaxial and oedometer tests are employed for simulations, with additional parameters required representing different soil features. The finite element predictions by using the model coupled with Biot's consolidation theory compare the results for settlement, horizontal displacement and excess pore pressures. All simulations demonstrate that all three features influence significantly the predictions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPavement and Geotechnical Engineering for Transportation - Proceedings of Sessions of the 1st International Symposium on Pavement and Geotechnical Engineering for Transportation Infrastructure
Pages111-116
Number of pages6
Edition8 GPP
Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Symposium on Pavement and Geotechnical Engineering for Transportation Infrastructure - Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, China
Duration: 5 Jun 20117 Jun 2011

Publication series

NameGeotechnical Practice Publication
Number8 GPP

Conference

Conference1st International Symposium on Pavement and Geotechnical Engineering for Transportation Infrastructure
Country/TerritoryChina
CityNanchang, Jiangxi Province
Period5/06/117/06/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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