As it ignorance the effect of intermediate principal stress, traditional Duncan - Chang model has limitation when applied into geotechnical engineering. It was improved through incorporating the effect of intermediate principal stress based on unified strength theory. Under the help of customized modification platform in ABAQUS, the applicability and stability of the improved model and the reliability of subroutine were validated through simulation of several examples. The results show the improved model can better reflect the deformation behavior of soil through taking the influence of intermediate principal stress into consideration. The improved model in paper can be applied into dense sand, fine sand and clay.