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Soil Constitutive Models

Soil Constitutive Models

Soil Constitutive Models

Evaluation, Selection, and Calibration

Edited by Jerry A. Yamamuro, P.E., and Victor N. Kaliakin

Geotechnical Special Publications (GSP) GSP 128

2005 / 512 pp.

Soft Cover - In Stock
$109.00 List / $81.75ASCE Member
Stock No. 40771 / ISBN: 9780784407714

Proceedings of Geo-Frontier Conference, held in Austin, Texas, January 24-26, 2005. Sponsored by the Soil Properties and Modeling Committee of the Geo-Institute of ASCE.

This Geotechnical Special Publication brings together papers by 19 of the most significant constitutive modelers in the world. The papers focus on existing, widely accepted soil constitutive models, from simple to complex, and present the overall model framework, calibration procedures, and possible implementation. To guide the reader, an overview paper discusses features of different classes of soil models and their advantages and disadvantages. For many models in this book and in the literature, these features are tabulated in a series of tables. The models are then categorized in terms of their completeness with respect to eight different model capabilities.

This book has been prepared for soil constitutive modelers and practitioners who want to learn more about the underlying principles, calibration methods and implementation issues of many different proven soil models. The overview paper is especially helpful to those who are not experienced constitutive modelers to understand the different components of soil models and their effect on predictions. This book provides a basis for making the appropriate decision on the selection of a soil constitutive model for any particular geotechnical engineering application.

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