Soil Mechanics and the Advanced Computer Codes.
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF
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The report discusses some of the more complex Soil Models available for input to advanced computer codes. It provides a brief overview of the impact of recent computer code advances upon development within the field of soil mechanics. Two different types of models are discussed 1 Variable Moduli Models based upon incremental elasticity 2 Elastic-plastic models in which plastic yielding conditions are superimposed upon elastic behavior. The difficulties involved in using experimental data to fit a soil model are considered briefly and the major requirements for acceptable soil constitutive model are presented. The report concludes that the most fruitful avenue of pursuit for future soil-structure interaction studies will involve a versatile form of the variable moduli model. Author
- Soil Mechanics
- Computer Programming and Software