A Model for the Behaviour of Soil-Structure Interface

  • V. De Gennaro
  • G. N. Pande
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Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 397)


The study of the mechanical behaviour of the soil-structure interfaces in the context of the theoretical framework of strain localization is presented in this paper. Classical conditions for localization of deformation are compared with other existing criteria and applied, by means of deviatoric hardening constitutive model, to the analysis of the stability in interface tests performed in a purpose-built apparatus. The post-peak behaviour is described applying an homogenisation technique. Results are compared with the observed behaviour.


Shear Band Strain Softening Tangential Displacement Homogenisation Technique Strong Ellipticity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. De Gennaro
    • 1
  • G. N. Pande
    • 2
  1. 1.CERMESÉcole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées-LCPCParisFrance
  2. 2.University of WalesSwanseaUK

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