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Numerical simulation of the soil desiccation process

Author
Cuadrado, A.; Ledesma, A.; Olivella, S.; Prat, P.; Cordero, J.A.
Type of activity
Presentation of work at congresses
Name of edition
XIV International Conference on Computational Plasticity. Fundamentals and Applications
Date of publication
2017
Presentation's date
2017-09-06
Book of congress proceedings
Computational Plasticity XIV: Fundamentals and Applications: proceedings of the XIVInternational Conference on Computational Plasticity: Fundamentals and Applications, held in Barcelona, Spain 5-7September 2017
First page
1
Last page
1
URL
http://congress.cimne.com/complas2017/admin/files/fileabstract/a337.pdf Open in new window
Abstract
Desiccating soils experience shrinkage and eventually cracking. This process involves several Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical phenomena and includes complex soil-atmosphere interactions. Modelling this process considering all phenomena and interactions is a difficult task and it is currently an ongoing research. The objective of this paper is to simulate the results from a laboratory experiment involving the desiccation of a soil specimen in an environmental chamber where relative humidity and temperatu...
Keywords
numerical simulation, soil desiccation, soil-air interaction
Group of research
MECMAT - Mechanics of Materials
MSR - Soil and Rock Mechanics

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