Validation of Bounding Surface Plasticity Theory Using Preliminary Geotechnical Centrifuge Experiments.
Interim rept. May 85-May 86,
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA
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A 2-D, plane strain, clay-backfilled, retaining wall model study was performed in the centrifuge. Results compared well with SAC-2 finite element predictions of the model behavior using the bounding surface plasticity formulation. this study provides much needed data base for the validation of the bounding surface plasticity theory to model soft soil behavior and its interaction with structures.
- Soil Mechanics
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology