Soil Mechanical Behaviour and Its Modelling

  • David MašínEmail author
Part of the Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering book series (SSGG)


In this chapter, the two features of soil (and particulate material in general) mechanical behaviour that distinguish it from most other materials are introduced: stiffness non-linearity and asymptotic behaviour. Supporting experimental evidence is outlined, along with various modelling concepts suggested by different researchers in the past. The aim of this Chapter is to present the background needed for understanding the merits of hypoplastic modelling compared to the more standard elasto-plastic approaches.


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