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Multi-physics Coupling Analysis of Clayey Core Wall of High Earth-Rockfill Dam


Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

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About this book


Nominated by Tsinghua University as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis, this book investigates the mechanical properties of unsaturated compacted clayey soil, the multi-field coupling consolidation theory of unsaturated soil and its application to a 261.5 m high earth-rockfill dam. It proposes a multi-field coupling analysis method of consolidation, and develops an efficient and practical finite element (FE) program for large-scale complex earth-rockfill dams.

The book is primarily intended for researchers studying the multi-field coupling analysis of seepage consolidation.


high earth-rockfill dam consolidation multi-field coupling unsaturated clayey core wall

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Hydroscience and Engineering, Department of Hydraulic EngineeringTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

About the authors

Yongkang Wu, Ph.D.

Ph.D. Sept. 2011 – Jul. 2016 Civil Engineering Tsinghua University
B.S. Sept. 2007 – Jul. 2011 Hydraulic Engineering Tsinghua University

Research Associate Jul. 2016 – Present Institute of Geotechnical Engineering Tsinghua University
Teaching Assistant Sep. 2012 – Jan. 2013 Institute of Geotechnical Engineering Tsinghua University

(1) Wu, Y., Zhang, B., Yu, Y., & Zhang, Z. (2016). "Consolidation Analysis of Nuozhadu High Earth-Rockfill
Dam Based on the Coupling of Seepage and Stress-Deformation Physical State." Int. J. Geomech.,
16(3):10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0000555, 04015085.
(2) Wu, Y., Yuan, H., Zhang, B., Zhang, Z., & Yu, Y. (2014). "Displacement-based back-analysis of the model
parameters of the nuozhadu high earth-rockfill dam." The Scientific World Journal, 2014.
(3) Chen, X., Wu, Y., Yu, Y., Liu, J., Xu, X. F., & Ren, J. (2014). "A two-grid search scheme for large-scale
3-D finite element analyses of slope stability." Computers and Geotechnics, 62, 203-215.
(4) Dong, W., Wu, Y., Chen, X., & Yu, Y. (2015). "Symmetrization Method for the Generalized Plasticity
Model with Nonassociated Plastic Flow Rule." Int. J. Geomech., 15(6):10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-
5622.0000456, 04014099.
(5) Lei, H., Wu, Y., Yu, Y., Zhang, B., & Lv, H. (2016). "Influence of Shear on Permeability of Clayey Soil."
Int. J. Geomech., 16(5):10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0000636, 04016010.
(6) Chen, X., Wu, Y., Yu, Y., & Phoon, K. (2015). "Performance of Neumann Expansion Preconditioners for
Iterative Methods with

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