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Comparison Between Numerical And Experimental Behaviour Of Granular Soil

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ERES010541

Volume

57

Pages

6

Published

2001

Size

367 kb

Author(s)

M.R. Massimino, M. Maugeri, G. Valente

Abstract

Comparison between numerical and experimental behaviour of granular soil M.R. Massimino*, M. Maugeri*, G. Valente^ D.I.C.A., Universita di Catania, Italy *D.I.S.A.T., Universita dell'Aquila, Italy Abstract Despite the recent interesting development in elasto-plasticity soil modelling, the plane-cap and elliptical-cap Drucker-Prager models are still widely used in numerical analyses, particularly for full-scale problems. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the reliability of these models in predicting soil behaviour by means of a comparison with experimental results regarding some specimens subjected to traditional laboratory tests. The paper reports a preparatory study for the numerical-experimental comparison of the soil behaviour under the Noto Cathedral in Sicily, that was seriously damaged after the earthquake of 1990. 1 Introduction Although numerous, new, interesting results have been recently achieved on the modelling of soil behaviour (Di Frisco et al. [1]), the Druck

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