Unified modeling of the monotonic and cyclic behaviors of sand and clay

Y. Jin, Zhenyu Yin, D. Zhang, H. Huang

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© 2015 The Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.Abstract In this study, we aim to investigate a unified modeling method for the monotonic and cyclic behaviors of sand and clay. A simple double-yield-surface model, with plastic hardening modulus and dilatancy relation being dependent on density state unlike in existing approaches, is developed by considering the location of the critical state line. The model is used to simulate the drained and undrained tests of various sands and clays under monotonic and cyclic loadings. Prediction results are compared with experimental results, which show that the proposed approach is capable of modeling the monotonic and cyclic behaviors of sand and clay.
Original languageEnglish
Article number30001
Pages (from-to)111-132
Number of pages22
JournalActa Mechanica Solida Sinica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • clay
  • constitutive relations
  • critical state
  • cyclic loading
  • plasticity
  • sand

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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