Nonlinear creep behavior of normally consolidated soft clay

Ze Xiang Wu, Yin Fu Jin, Zhen Yu Yin

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The nonlinear creep behavior of normally consolidated soft clays is investigated. The study is based on conventional oedometer tests on reconstituted clays, which eliminates the influence of soil structure on creep behavior. Furthermore, a simple nonlinear creep formulation is proposed accounting for the volumetric packing of soil assemblies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConstitutive Modeling of Geomaterials
Subtitle of host publicationAdvances and New Applications
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783642328138
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering
ISSN (Print)1866-8755
ISSN (Electronic)1866-8763


  • Consolidation
  • Creep
  • Oedometer test
  • Soft clays

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Mechanics of Materials

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