Shiau, Jim and Smith, Catherine (2006) Numerical analysis of passive earth pressures with interfaces. In: III European Conference on Computational Mechanics (ECCM 2006), 5-8 June 2006, Lisbon, Portugal.
[Abstract]: Elasto-plastic analysis for classical lateral earth pressures is presented in this paper using the explicit finite difference method of FLAC. The developed numerical model consists of a rigid structure for the gravity wall, a zero thickness interface for modelling the sliding and separation between the wall and the backfill soil, and a Mohr-Coulomb soil model for the backfill. The rigid wall was pushed into the backfill soil to induce passive failure and the ultimate load required for the failure is calculated. Numerical results are compared with other available solutions and numerical difficulties experienced in the analyses are discussed.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||Author's version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||earth rpessures; numerical analysis; interfaces|
|Subjects:||290000 Engineering and Technology > 290800 Civil Engineering > 290805 Geotechnical Engineering|
|Depositing User:||Dr Jim Shiau|
|Date Deposited:||29 Jun 2008 23:48|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 22:37|
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