Material point method simulation of triaxial shear tests

W. T. Sołowski, S. W. Sloan, D. Wang

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Abstract

The paper presents a number of numerical simulations of triaxial shear tests. The simulations have been made with the Generalised Interpolation Material Point method (GIMP, Bardenhagen & Kober 2004), which allows for modelling of large displacements, such as those occurring in shear bands. The simulations are assessed qualitatively and compared with available numerical results. Unconstrained compression tests on unsaturated soil specimens are also simulated. In all the analyses, the Mohr-Coulomb model, extended into the unsaturated regime, was used. The paper is part of a joint research program in the Centre for Geotechnical Science and Engineering which aims to assess and to validate the material point method for engineering purposes. © 2015 Taylor & Francis Group, London.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics - Proceedings of the 14th Int. Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics, IACMAG 2014
Pages169-174
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-315-73319-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 22 Sep 201425 Sep 2014
Conference number: 14

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics
Abbreviated titleIACMAG
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Period22/09/201425/09/2014

Keywords

  • GIMP
  • localisation
  • material point method
  • shear band

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