Constitutive modelling

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    Numerical modelling of any problem requires noncontroversial statements of
    equilibrium and of kinematics or compatibility (the definition of strain); the
    constitutive response which links stress change and strain change is much
    more uncertain.
    Models that are available in most numerical analysis programs that are
    intended for application to geotechnical problems include elastic-perfectly
    plastic Mohr-Coulomb, and Cam clay. We will present these models together with modest developments to improve the range of their applicability.
    Engineers are more likely to make use of models which can be clearly seen as
    incrementally different from models with which they have some familiarity
    than to make use of models which adopt a completely different language
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMechanical behaviours of soils under environmentally induced cyclic loads
    EditorsClaudio Di Prisco, David Muir Wood
    Place of PublicationNew York
    Number of pages90
    ISBN (Electronic)9783709110683 , 3709110688
    ISBN (Print)9783709110676
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Publication series

    NameInternational Centre for Mechanical Sciences (CISM), Courses and lectures


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