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Theoretical solution for drained cylindrical cavity expansion in clays with fabric anisotropy and structure

Abstract: This paper presents a novel, exact, semi-analytical solution for the quasi-static drained expansion of a cylindrical cavity in soft soils with fabric anisotropy and structure. The assumed constitutive model is the S-CLAY1S model, which is a Cam clay-type model that considers fabric anisotropy that evolves with plastic strains, structure and gradual degradation of bonding (destructuration) due to plastic straining. The solution involves the numerical integration of a system of eight first-order ordinary differential equations, three of them corresponding to the effective stresses in cylindrical coordinates, other three corresponding to the components of the fabric tensor and one corresponding to the amount of bonding and another corresponding to the specific volume. The solution is validated against finite element analyses. When destructuration is considered, the solution provides slightly lower values of the effective radial and mean stresses near the cavity wall. Besides, the specific volume is further reduced due to loss of bonding. Parametric analyses and discussion of the influence of soil overconsolidation, expansion of the cavity and initial amount of bonding are presented.

 Autoría: Castro J., Sivasithamparam N.,

 Fuente: Acta Geotechnica, 2022, 17(5), 1917-1933

Editorial: Springer

 Fecha de publicación: 01/05/2022

Nº de páginas: 17

Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

 DOI: 10.1007/s11440-021-01311-9

ISSN: 1861-1133,1861-1125

Url de la publicación: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11440-021-01311-9

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SIVASITHAMPARAM, NALLATHAMBY