Engineering Mechanics

International Conference

Proceedings Vol. 9 (2003)


May 11 – 15, 2003, Svratka, Czech Republic
Editors: Jiří Náprstek and Cyril Fischer

Copyright © 2003 Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i., Prague

ISBN 80-86246-18-3 (printed, Extended Abstracts)
ISSN 1805-8248 (printed)
ISSN 1805-8256 (electronic)

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Constitutive models in geotechnical engineering
Herle I.
pages 2 - +13p., full text

Geological materials (soils, rocks) differ from traditional engineering materials (steel, concrete) mainly due to their discontinuous structure and memory of previous deformation. Description of the mechanical behaviour of geomaterials is thus necessarily related to a number of constitutive models of different complexity. Their overview reflects a concentrated effort to capture various phenomena which can be observed either in the laboratory or in situ. Still, none of the proposed models can take into account all aspects of the mechanical behaviour of geomaterials. Selected examples demonstrate the role of choice of a suitable constitutive model for solving boundary value problems.

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