Nonlinear Constitutive Model for Clay on K0 Consolidation Conditions
The nonlinear constitutive relations of clay are investigated with different initial stress conditions. Two series of triaxial compression tests are performed, respectively after consolidation and isotropic consolidation. On the basis of the framework of ~ model, a uniform nonlinear constitutive model is proposed by fitting of the test data. With the average slope of the unloading-reloading curve selected as the unloading modulus, the unloading function is constructed as the loading-unloading criterion. Moreover, a comparison of the experimental stress-strain curves with the predicted results by the constitutive model is made. It is shown that the model prediction is reasonable, which can reflect the stress-strain behavior of the soil under the consolidation and isotropic consolidation conditions.
Qing Yang, Li Hua Zhu, Jing Jing He, Zeng Feng Yan and Rui Ren
T. Cheng "Nonlinear Constitutive Model for Clay on K0 Consolidation Conditions", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 368-373, pp. 515-518, 2012