A BRIEF REVIEW OF THE APPLICATION OF PLASTICITY TO SOIL MECHANICS

A BACKGROUND TO THE SYMPOSIUM, THIS PAPER GIVES THE IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE FIELD, INDICATING THE IMPORTANT ROLE THAT PLASTICITY PLAYS IN THE UNDERSTANDING OF THE MECHANICAL BEHAVIOUR OF SOILS. THE APPLICATION OF THE THEORY OF PERFECT PLASTICITY IS BRIEFLY DISCUSSE. ATTENTION IS FOCUSSED ON DEVELOPMENTS MADE DURING THE LAST TWENTY YEARS INCLUDING THEORETICAL ADVANCES IN ANALYSIS, ADVANCES IN THE MODELLING AND UNDERSTANDING OF SOIL BEHAVIOUR AND NEW EXPERIMENTAL DATA. TOPICS FOR FRUITFUL DISCUSSION AND AREAS OF UNCERTAINTY ARE PROPOSED.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 1-11

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00265740
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper, A
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1975 12:00AM