An investigation on instability loci for partially saturated soils

Giuseppe Buscarnera*, Roberto Nova

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The purpose of this contribution is that of investigating characteristics and uniqueness of instability loci for partially saturated soils. Unsaturated soils can in fact approach a less and less stable condition as a consequence of a saturation path. The increase in the degree of saturation can be induced either by the application of external loads or by wetting processes. The influence of initial saturation conditions is studied. Finally the effect of different stress paths on the location of instability boundaries is briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputational Plasticity X - Fundamentals and Applications
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event10th International Conference on Computational Plasticity, COMPLAS X - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Sep 2 2009Sep 4 2009

Publication series

NameComputational Plasticity X - Fundamentals and Applications

Other

Other10th International Conference on Computational Plasticity, COMPLAS X
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period9/2/099/4/09

Keywords

  • Constitutive modelling
  • Mechanical instability
  • Strain-hardening plasticity
  • Unsaturated soils

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics

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    Buscarnera, G., & Nova, R. (2009). An investigation on instability loci for partially saturated soils. In Computational Plasticity X - Fundamentals and Applications (Computational Plasticity X - Fundamentals and Applications).