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Influence of degradation of structure on the behaviour of a full-scale embankment

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Stelios Panayides, Dr Mohamed Rouainia


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The advanced constitutive model KHSM for structured clays, which incorporates the effects of loss of structure within an elastoplastic framework, has been implemented in a finite element procedure and used to investigate the failure height and pore-water pressures of embankment A constructed at Saint Alban, Quebec. For the purpose of model comparison, simulations were also performed using the standard bubble model (KHM) without destructuration. The numerical predictions of pore-water pressures and settlements are also compared with field measurements. The results clearly demonstrate the importance of including the effects of loss of structure in the analysis.

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Author(s): Panayides S, Rouainia M, Wood DM

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Canadian Geotechnical Journal

Year: 2012

Volume: 49

Issue: 3

Pages: 344-356

Print publication date: 27/02/2012

ISSN (print): 0008-3674

ISSN (electronic): 1208-6010

Publisher: NRC Research Press


DOI: 10.1139/T11-104


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