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Liquefaction mechanism induced by dynamic excitation modeled in Plaxis AE with the use of UBC and MOHR–coulomb constitutive relationships

Anna Borowiec / Michał Stanuszek
Published Online: 2016-04-18 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/sgem-2016-0013


Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) is commonly used in modern design of the various types of structures. There are two main issues/aspects that should be consider while using CAE in Geotechnics: the basic theory and material model. The paper deals with a problem of choosing the proper constitutive relationships which according to the authors are equally important in obtaining correct and reasonable results. This problem is illustrated by an example of dynamic calculations of fully saturated non-cohesive soils where liquefaction phenomenon is most likely to occur.

Keywords: liquefaction; constitutive relationships; UBC Sand model; Mohr–Coulomb model; numerical modeling in Plaxis


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Published Online: 2016-04-18

Published in Print: 2016-03-01

Citation Information: Studia Geotechnica et Mechanica, Volume 38, Issue 1, Pages 123–133, ISSN (Online) 2083-831X, ISSN (Print) 0137-6365, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/sgem-2016-0013.

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