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.
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