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Type: Conference paper
Title: A continuum based approach to modelling tensile cracks in soils
Author: Tran, H.
Bui, H.
Nguyen, G.
Kodikara, J.
Sanchez, M.
Citation: Poromechanics 2017 - Proceedings of the 6th Biot Conference on Poromechanics, 2017 / Vandamme, M., Dangla, P., Pereira, J., Ghabezloo, S. (ed./s), pp.337-344
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
Publisher Place: Online
Issue Date: 2017
ISBN: 9780784480779
Conference Name: 6th Biot Conference on Poromechanics (09 Jul 2017 - 13 Jul 2017 : Paris, FRANCE)
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Hieu T. Tran, Ha H. Bui, Giang D. Nguyen, J. Kodikara
Abstract: Desiccation cracking in clayey soils is the cause of significant damage to structures supported by the soils as it can create fluid path ways leading to internal erosion in earth structures, or trigger slope failures and landslides. This paper presents a continuum computational framework to investigate soil cracking undergoing drying shrinkage. The proposed framework combines an advanced meshfree smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) computational method and a size-dependent constitutive model that allows modelling soil cracking at the particle level. The potential of the proposed approach is demonstrated through two examples of a single cracking problem, and a more complex one that involves complex cracking patterns.
Rights: Copyright © 2017 by the American Society of Civil Engineers. All Rights Reserved.
RMID: 0030074150
DOI: 10.1061/9780784480779.041
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