Confined pressuremeter tests for the assessment of the theoretically back-calculated cross-anisotropic elastic moduli

This study considered the determination of the elastic cross-anisotropic moduli of two base course materials. The cross-anisotropic moduli were back-calculated from a series of vertical and horizontal laboratory pressuremeter tests in a confined mold. First, a theoretical model of an expanding cylindrical cavity in an elastic cross-anisotropic confined medium was developed. Subsequently, an estimate of four (Ghh, l0hh; l0vh, and l0hv) of the five independent cross-anisotropic moduli were determined based on a fixed point iteration scheme, which processed the analytically back-calculated test results. Finally, in order to assess the estimated moduli, results of the finite element simulations of the pressuremeter lab tests were compared with the actual measurements.


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  • Accession Number: 01602081
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 1 2016 2:48PM