Modified, CAM, Clay, Model, Dense, Sands
The computational constitutive Modified Cam Clay Model (MCCM) was developed at Cambridge to study the behavior of clays and has been proven to be effective. In this study, this model is extended to the case of dense sands to analyze the accuracy of the stress-strain behavior. This analysis is based on triaxial test data applied to remolded and compacted sand samples under drained conditions. The laboratory triaxial tests were performed by the Florida Department of Transportation to research the permeability effect in sandy soils compacted up to 95% of maximum unit weight at the optimum moisture content. Each soil sample was tested using different stress paths. In addition, these data were also used to obtain the soil parameters. These soil parameters are used as input data for the Modified Cam Clay Model. Moreover, a computer program in MATLAB was developed based on the MCCM constitutive theory and application in order to predict the stress-strain response for overconsolidated soils under drained condition. Based on observations of the qualitative behavior of these soils, a modification is proposed in this thesis to the original constitutive model to improve the predicted stress-strain behavior. The results of the computer program are typically presented in the deviatoric stress versus shear strain and the stress path plane (deviatoric stress versus mean effective stress). These are the principal plots used for the behavior prediction of soil specimens. Furthermore, the results of the computer program were compared to the laboratory triaxial test data. In general, it is may be concluded that, MCCM with some modification, is applicable to dense sands.
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Master of Science in Civil Engineering (M.S.C.E.)
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Arvelo, Jose, "Adapting The Modified Cam Clay Constitutive Model To The Computational Analysis Of Dense Granular Soils" (2005). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 526.