This paper presents a new Modified Cam Clay (MCC) type yield function, that is designed for robust and efficient use with implicit stress integration algorithms. The proposed yield function attains non-elliptical (e.g. tear and bullet) shapes, as well as the typical elliptical shape of the MCC model. Like that of MCC, and unlike most other yield functions with non-elliptical shapes available in literature, it is non-singular and unique throughout stress space. The experimental yielding stresses of a wide range of geomaterials have been accurately simulated using the yield surface. The yield function can be used in constitutive models based on classical elasto-plasticity theory.
|Number of pages||37|
|Journal||Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
- Implicit stress integration
- Yield surface