Foundation analyses with unsaturated soil model for different suction profiles

Ayman A. Abed, Pieter A. Vermeer

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Abstract

The well-known Barcelona Basic Model is considered to be a robust and suitable model for unsaturated soils and has thus been implemented into the Plaxis finite element code. After verifying its results by analytical solutions the unsaturated-saturated groundwater flow code PlaxFlow is used to calculate suction profiles required for the deformation analyses. This paper provides results of numerical analyses of a shallow foundation resting on an unsaturated soil using the implemented model. The unsaturated soil is considered to have common suction profiles. Special attention is given to the effect of suction variation on soil behaviour.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering - Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering
Pages547-554
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventEuropean Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering - Graz, Austria
Duration: 6 Sep 20068 Sep 2006
Conference number: 6

Conference

ConferenceEuropean Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering
Abbreviated titleNUMGE
CountryAustria
CityGraz
Period06/09/200608/09/2006

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