A bonding and damage constitutive model for lightly cemented granular material

James P. Doherty (Lead / Corresponding author), David Muir Wood

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The behaviour of cemented granular material is complicated by the fact that the eventual cemented properties depend on the conditions under which cement hydration (curing) takes place. There are a number of situations in industry where granular materials are mixed with small quantities of cement and deployed in highly transient curing environments. Understanding and predicting the responses in these situations requires a constitutive model where cemented properties are an output, rather than a pre-determined input. This paper presents a constitutive model that is capable of representing the formation and destruction of bonding in weakly cemented granular material in a transient stress environment.

Original languageEnglish
Article number103732
Number of pages11
JournalComputers and Geotechnics
Early online date5 Aug 2020
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2020


  • Cement
  • Constitutive model
  • Damage
  • Granular material
  • Hydration
  • Soil


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