Picture of person typing on laptop with programming code visible on the laptop screen

World class computing and information science research at Strathclyde...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde's Open Access research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of Open Access research papers by University of Strathclyde researchers, including by researchers from the Department of Computer & Information Sciences involved in mathematically structured programming, similarity and metric search, computer security, software systems, combinatronics and digital health.

The Department also includes the iSchool Research Group, which performs leading research into socio-technical phenomena and topics such as information retrieval and information seeking behaviour.

Explore

Modelling time-dependent behaviour of Murro test embankment

Karstunen, Minna and Yin, Zhen-Yu (2010) Modelling time-dependent behaviour of Murro test embankment. Geotechnique, 60 (10). pp. 735-749. ISSN 0016-8505

Full text not available in this repository. Request a copy from the Strathclyde author

Abstract

This paper investigates the time-dependent behaviour of Murro test embankment in Finland. The embankment was built in 1993 on a soft natural clay deposit, which exhibits large strain anisotropy, destructuration and viscosity. The study is based on extensive experimental data from triaxial and oedometer tests on intact and reconstituted soil samples which shed light on the influence of time on mechanical properties, including testing designed for studying soil anisotropy and destructuration. The interpretation of the results is done in the framework of a recently developed elasto-viscoplastic model EVP-SCLAY1S, which is used to simulate the soft soil deposit coupled with Biot's consolidation theory. The determination of model parameters from the test results demonstrates that the model can be relatively easily used for practical applications. Using these parameters, two-dimensional finite-element analyses have been made as large deformation analysis. The comparisons between calculations and measurements demonstrate that the proposed model can be satisfactorily used to describe the time-dependent behaviour of the embankment on structured clay.