Accession Number:

ADA202994

Title:

Thermodynamics of Frictional Materials. Report 1. Constitutive Theory of Soils with Dilatant Capability

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS GEOTECHNICAL LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

In this work, thermodynamic and physical principles are applied in conjunction with the concepts of endochronic plasticity to develop a theory of constitutive behavior of soils with dilatant capability. Three separate constitutive models are derived within the framework of the proposed theory, all capable of accounting for the salient features of soil behavior either in a contractive or a dilatant mode. One specific theoretical model is singled out as the most appropriate on the basis of its analytical simplicity and the plausibility of its thermodynamic and physical foundations. A simple example is worked out for the purpose of illustration.

Subject Categories:

  • Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE