Slope failure with the material point method: An investigation of post-peak material behaviour

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Abstract

The material point method (MPM) has the potential to simulate the onset, the full evolution and the final condition of a slope failure. It is a variant of the finite element method (FEM), where the material is able to move through the mesh, thereby solving one of the major problems in FEM of mesh tangling. The post-peak material behaviour is shown here to be of importance to characterise the
failure, with an exploratory sensitivity analysis being presented highlighting the differences in the simulations. Realistic failure modes can be observed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th International Conference of the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics
Subtitle of host publication19-23 October 2017, Wuhan, China
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event15th International Conference of the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics - Wuhan, China
Duration: 19 Oct 201723 Oct 2017
Conference number: 15
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Conference

Conference15th International Conference of the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics
Abbreviated title15th IACMAG
CountryChina
CityWuhan
Period19/10/1723/10/17
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