Multi-Scale Modeling of the Mechanical Behaviour of Clays

Zhen Yu Yin, Pierre Yves Hicher

Research output: Chapter in book / Conference proceedingChapter in an edited book (as author)Academic researchpeer-review


Under a microstructural approach for stress-strain modeling, a set of microsystems (e.g. inter-particle contacts) is used to represent the material. Material properties are defined for each microsystem and the overall stress-strain relationship for the material is obtained from averaging the behaviors of this set of microsystems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Multi-Physics and Multi-Scale Couplings in Geo-Environmental Mechanics
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages37
ISBN (Electronic)9780081025963
ISBN (Print)9781785482786
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Clays
  • Cyclic loading effect
  • Friction angle and stiffness
  • Induced anisotropy effects
  • Inter-aggregate
  • Micromechanics
  • Stress-strain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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