Stress-Strain Models

  • Ikuo Towhata
Part of the Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering book series (SSGG)


Stress-strain relationship of soil is characterized by the rigidity when strain is small as well as the shear strength at large strains, which is the upper bound of the stress level. This fundamental nature of soil behavior has often been modeled by a hyperbolic curve (Fig. 11.1); refer to Kondner (1963) together with Kondner and Zelasko (1963).


Shear Strain Principal Stress Strain Amplitude Volumetric Strain Excess Pore Water Pressure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ikuo Towhata
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  1. 1.University of TokyoJapan

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