Rate-Dependent and Long-Term Yield Stress and Strength of Soft Wenzhou Marine Clay: Experiments and Modeling

Zhen Yu Yin, Jianhua Yin, Hong Wei Huang

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This paper focuses on the rate-dependent yield stress, undrained strength, and long-term undrained strength of clay. Various oedometer and triaxial tests were performed on Wenzhou marine clay. The uniqueness of rate-dependent and long-term yield stress and strength is discussed. A new anisotropic elastic viscoplastic model is proposed by adopting the concept of anisotropy and isotropy processes. The determination of model parameters is discussed, demonstrating how all model parameters can be determined in a straightforward way requiring the same basic tests as for the Modified Cam Clay model. Experimental verifications are carried out using the constant strain-rate and creep tests on the Wenzhou marine clay.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-91
Number of pages13
JournalMarine Georesources and Geotechnology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • Anisotropy
  • clays
  • constitutive relations
  • creep
  • strain rate
  • viscoplasticity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Ocean Engineering

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