Comparison of two anisotropic creep models at element level
Paper in proceedings, 2013

This paper presents a comparison of two anisotropic c reep models, ACM and Creep-SCLAY1, which differ in their formulation of creep strain rate. Creep is formulated in ACM using the concept of contours of constant volumetric creep strain rate, whereas the newly developed Creep-SCLAY1 model uses the concept of a constant rate of visco-plastic multiplier. The two mode ls are identical in the way the initial anisotropy and the evolution of anisotropy are simulated. A key assumption of both models is that there is no purely elastic domain. The models are compared at element level. The numeri cal simulations show that the Creep-SCLAY1 model is able to give a better representation of natural clay behaviour at element level.


N. Sivasithamparam

Minna Karstunen

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, GeoEngineering

R.B.J. Brinkgreve

P.G. Bonnier

Proc. International Conference on Installation Effects in Geotechnical Engineering, Rotterdam, NL, 23-27 March 2013


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