E3S Web Conf.
Volume 9, 20163rd European Conference on Unsaturated Soils – “E-UNSAT 2016”
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||12 September 2016|
Development of a coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical double structure model for expansive soils
Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
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In this paper, development of a thermo-hydro-mechanical model for expansive soils including double structure is described. The model is based on hypoplastic model by Mašín , in which the hydro-mechanical coupling is considered at each of the two structural levels. The model also includes separate effective stress definitions and water retention curves for the two levels of structure. In the proposed model, an approach by Mašín and Khalili  to include thermal effects into hypoplastic models is followed. This is combined with temperature-dependent water retention curve of macrostructure, temperature-induced deformation of microstructure and an enhanced double-structure coupling law. Good predictions of the model are demonstrated by comparing the model simulations with experimental data on MX80 bentonites taken over from literature.
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