PLAXIS The Creep-SCLAY1S model 2018

A Laera, a. Sarathchandran, Ronald Brinkgreve (Editor)

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The Creep-SCLAY1S model is capable of simulating the anisotropic and rate-dependent behaviour of soft soils. The mathematical formulation also includes the possibility to model bonding and destructuration. Many constitutive models have been proposed in literature to describe the behaviour of structured natural clays. Most of the rate-dependent models were developed based on the Perzyna' (Perzyna (1963) and Perzyna (1966)) overstress theory (e.g. Hinchberger & Rowe (2005) and Zhou, Yin, Zhu & Cheng (2005)), with the disadvantage of a difficult parameter calibration process (Karstunen & Yin (2010)). Another approach consists in using empirical formulations, as for example the Soft Soil Creep model available in the PLAXIS standard library. The Creep-SCLAY1S can be considered a special kind of extended overstress model derived from an empirical equation (Sivasithamparam, Karstunen & Bonnier (2015)).

Original languageEnglish
PublisherPlaxis BV
Number of pages39
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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