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Title: Performance of a three-dimensional Hvorslev-modified Cam clay model for overconsolidated clay
Authors: Mita, K.A.
Dasari, G.R.
Lo, K.W. 
Keywords: Biaxial tests
Overconsolidated clays
Triaxial tests
Issue Date: Dec-2004
Citation: Mita, K.A.,Dasari, G.R.,Lo, K.W. (2004-12). Performance of a three-dimensional Hvorslev-modified Cam clay model for overconsolidated clay. International Journal of Geomechanics 4 (4) : 296-309. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: It is well established that critical state soil mechanics provides a useful theoretical framework for constitutive modeling of soil. Most of the critical state models, including the popular modified Cam clay (MCC) model, predict soil behavior in the subcritical region fairly well. However, the predictions for heavily overconsolidated soils, in the supercritical region, are not so satisfactory. Furthermore, the critical state models were developed from triaxial test data and extension of these models into three-dimensional (3D) stress space has not been investigated thoroughly. In the present work, experiments were carried out to obtain stress-strain behavior of overconsolidated soil in triaxial compression, extension, and plane strain conditions. A novel biaxial device has been developed to conduct the plane strain tests. The experimental results were used to formulate Hvorslev-MCC model which has MCC features in the subcritical region and Hvorslev surface in the supercritical region. The model was generalized to 3D stress space using the Mohr-Coulomb failure criterion. A comparison of the model predictions with test results has indicated that the Hvorslev-MCC model performs fairly well up to the peak supercritical point, during which deformations are fairly uniform and the specimens remain reasonably intact. Limitations of this simple model in predicting postpeak localization are also discussed. The model's predictions for volumetric response in different shear modes seem to agree reasonably well with test results. © ASCE.
Source Title: International Journal of Geomechanics
ISSN: 15323641
DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)1532-3641(2004)4:4(296)
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