Constitutive Model for Cyclic Behaviour of Cohesionless Sands

Mojtaba Rahimi
This paper presents a constitutive model for describing the stress-strain response of sands under cyclic loading. The model, formulated using the critical state theory within the bounding surface plasticity framework, is an upgraded version of an existing model developed for monotonic behavior of cohesionless sands. With modification of the hardening law, plastic volumetric strain increment and unloading plastic modulus, the original model was modified for simulating cyclic loading. The
more » ... model was validated against triaxial cyclic loading tests for Fuji River sand, Toyoura sand and Nigata sand. Comparison between the measured and predicted results suggests that the proposed modified model can capture the main features of cohesionless sands under drained and undrained cyclic loading.
doi:10.7939/r3-1z17-m620 fatcat:5fnmhnm6tfduhf4ncveo5gscam