A Constitutive Model for Unsaturated soils based on a Compressibility Framework dependent on Suction and Degree of Saturation
National Technical University of Athens, School of Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Department, Athens, Greece
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The Modified Cam Clay model is extended to account for the behaviour of unsaturated soils using Bishop’s stress. To describe the Loading – Collapse behaviour, the model incorporates a compressibility framework with suction and degree of saturation dependent compression lines. For simplicity, the present paper describes the model in the triaxial stress space with characteristic simulations of constant suction compression and triaxial tests, as well as wetting tests. The model reproduces an evolving post yield compressibility under constant suction compression, and thus, can adequately describe a maximum of collapse.
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