EFFECT OF CONSOLIDATION ON STRAIN LOCALIZATION OF SOFT CLAYS

The numerical simulation of localization in soft clay soils is studied, by carefully examining the actual conditions that exist within laboratory biaxial shear tests or soft clay soils, and applying these to numerical analysis. Detailed measurements of internal deformations and loads were made to obtain a better assessment of the proper boundary conditions and stress states. Results indicate that to ensure localization to a single band, considerations must be made for non-uniformities developed during the consolidation phase.

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    Elsevier

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  • Authors:
    • Sabatini, P J
    • Finno, R J
  • Publication Date: 1996

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  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 311-39
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  • Accession Number: 00726629
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1996 12:00AM