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Two-dimensional development of the dynamic coupled consolidation scaled boundary finite-element method for fully saturated soils

Hassanen, M.A.H. and El-Hamalawi, A. (2007) Two-dimensional development of the dynamic coupled consolidation scaled boundary finite-element method for fully saturated soils. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 27 (2). pp. 153-165. ISSN 0267-7261

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Abstract

The scaled boundary finite-element method is a powerful tool used to analyse far-field boundary soil-structure interaction problems. In this paper, the method is extended to include Biot's coupled consolidation in order to deal with fully saturated soil as a two-phase medium. The advantages of this method are explained in this paper. The detailed formulation considers the general two-dimensional (2D) analysis case, accounting for body forces and surface tractions in both bounded and unbounded media.