Mechanical Modeling of Bentonite Clay

Application ID: 80101

In this example, the Extended Barcelona Basic Model (BBMx) is used to model oedometer, uniaxial swelling, triaxial, and constrained swelling tests on bentonite clays in order to recover the hydromechanical characteristics of the soil samples.

There is a good qualitative agreement between the simulations and the experimental results used to validate the implementation of the BBMx soil model.

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: