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Numerical Analysis of Pressuremeter Test in Soil

  • R. Zentar
  • G. Moulin
  • P. Y. Hicher
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 397)

Abstract

In this paper, finite elements analysis is used to simulate pressuremeter tests. In order to discuss the effect of the finite length of the pressuremeter, the test is treated as a two dimensional axisymetric problem. The soil is modelled as an undrained elastic-perfectly plastic material, using linear isotropic elasticity and a Tresca yield criterion for plasticity.

Keywords

Finite Element Analysis Finite Length Radial Strain Cylindrical Cavity Undrained Shear Strength 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Zentar
    • 1
  • G. Moulin
    • 1
  • P. Y. Hicher
    • 1
  1. 1.École Centrale de NantesNantesFrance

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