One-Dimensional Consolidation of Viscoelastic Soils Incorporating Caputo-Fabrizio Fractional Derivative

Minghua Huang, Chang Lv, Suhua Zhou, Shuaikang Zhou, Jiatao Kang
2021 Applied Sciences  
In this paper, the Caputo-Fabrizio fractional derivative is introduced to investigate the one-dimensional consolidation behavior of viscoelastic soils. Using the Caputo-Fabrizio operator, a novel four-element fractional-derivative model is proposed to capture the viscoelastic properties of the soils, and further the one-dimensional consolidation equation is derived to simulate the consolidation behavior of the soils. Using the techniques of eigenfunction expansion and Laplace transform, a
more » ... of analytical solutions are derived to calculate the excess pore-water pressure and the average degree of consolidation of the soils. The total vertical stress in the soil is assumed to change linearly with depth, and its distribution patterns are classified to rectangular pattern, trapezoidal pattern and inverse trapezoidal pattern. Four loading types including instantaneous loading, ramp loading, sinusoidal loading and general cyclic loading are considered. Then, a comparison for several special cases is presented to verify the correctness of the proposed solutions through comparing with existing theories. Moreover, two examples considering ramp and sinusoidal loadings are given to study the consolidation behavior of the viscoelastic soils incorporating the Caputo-Fabrizio fractional derivative.
doi:10.3390/app11030927 fatcat:kvc6rmat4jehbofcptecwye7hi