Simulation and experimental study of soil behaviors under principal stress rotations

Y. Yang, Y. Li, Z. Wang, H. S. Yu

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This paper presents an elastoplastic soil model considering the Principal Stress Rotation (PSR) and an experimental facility associated with the PSR. The model is developed on the basis of a well-established kinematic hardening soil model using the bounding surface concept. The impact of the stress rate generating the PSR is treated independently, with its own hardening and flowrules. The newPSR model gives better simulations of soil behaviors under loading paths involving the PSR than the base model without special consideration of the PSR. A new experimental facility, Variable Direction Dynamic Cyclic Simple Shear (VDDCSS), manufactured by GDS is also introduced. It can independently exert two shear stresses to a soil specimen along two orthogonal directions. Test results indicate that directions of shear consolidation have a great impact on following undrained soil behaviors under both monotonic and cyclic shearing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Offshore Geotechnics III
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781315675510
ISBN (Print)9781138028487
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (all)


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