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Chinese Science Bulletin

, Volume 56, Issue 23, pp 2495–2504

First Online: 20 July 2011Received: 20 December 2010Accepted: 25 May 2011

Abstract

With the development of modern geotechnical engineering practices such as the construction of high level radioactive waste repositories, exploitation and utilization of geothermal resources, energy-saving buildings and underground storage of CO2, research into the influence of temperature on the basic mechanical properties of unsaturated soils has become an important issue internationally. By using the work expression and considering the influence of temperature on the basic properties of unsaturated soils, the average soil skeleton stress, modified suction and temperature were selected as state variables of generalized forces in thermodynamics and the soil skeleton strain, saturation and entropy were chosen as state variables of generalized flows conjugate to the variables of generalized forces. Based on the nonlinear multi-field coupled model and by using existing experimental results, an elastic-plastic constitutive model of unsaturated soils under non-isothermal conditions was developed to analyze the influence of temperature on the deformation properties of unsaturated soils. The model was used to predict and analyze the influence of suction and temperature on the deformation properties of unsaturated soils under isotropic conditions, and was successfully verified using experimental results.

Keywordsunsaturated soils temperature influence deformation properties constitutive model This article is published with open access at Springerlink.com

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Author: GuoQing Cai - ChengGang Zhao - Yan Liu - Jian Li

Source: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11434-011-4580-2



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