Numerical simulation of CPT cone penetration in sand

G.P. Kouretzis, D. Sheng, Dong Wang

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    Numerical simulation of cone penetration in sand is performed by means of a computationally efficient critical state model implemented in an explicit-integration finite element code. Its main advantage, compared to other published studies employing simpler soil models such as the Drucker-Prager, is that sand compressibility can be described with a single set of model parameters, irrespective of the stress level and the sand relative density. Calibration of the constitutive model is based on back-analysis of published centrifuge tests results, and consequently the predictions of the numerical methodology are compared against independent tests. Additional analyses are performed for proposing a new simplified formula to correlate the cone penetration resistance with the in situ sand relative density. © (2014) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationApplied Mechanics and Materials
    Place of PublicationGermany
    PublisherTrans Tech Publications
    ISBN (Print)9783038350682
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event1st Australasian Conference on Computational Mechanics (ACCM), 2013 - Australia, Sydney, Australia
    Duration: 3 Oct 20134 Oct 2013
    Conference number: 105612


    Conference1st Australasian Conference on Computational Mechanics (ACCM), 2013
    Abbreviated titleACCM


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