A soil model considering principal stress rotation

Yun Ming Yang, Hai Sui Yu

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An elastoplastic soil model considering the principal stress rotation (PSR) is proposed, which occurs in many geotechnical engineering problems such as in offshore foundations under wave loading. The model is developed on the basis of a well-established kinematic hardening soil model using the bounding surface concept. The significance of including the PSR in soil models is presented. The proposed model can consider the PSRs under multiple directions, and features relatively simple formulations and easy numerical implementations. Model predictions under one and multiple PSRs are compared, and the latter leads to a larger damage to soils than the former.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)479-486
Number of pages8
JournalYantu Gongcheng Xuebao/Chinese Journal of Geotechnical Engineering
Issue numberSUPPL.2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013


  • Elastoplastic constitutive model
  • Liquefaction
  • Non-coaxiality
  • Principal stress rotation
  • Soil

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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