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Finite element analysis of a centrifuge model retaining wall embedded in overconsolidated clay

Bolton, M.D., Britto, A.M. and White, T.P. (1989) Finite element analysis of a centrifuge model retaining wall embedded in overconsolidated clay Computers and Geotechnics, 7, (4), pp. 289-318. (doi:10.1016/0266-352X(89)90014-1).

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The current study is aimed at the behaviour right upto collapse of a retaining wall embedded in overconsolidated clay. It is found that the excess pore pressures generated due to the excavation are fairly well simulated. The rupture lines on the passive side in the centrifuge model test were closely matched by two lines along which the stress state was reaching the critical state in the analysis. The displacements on the active side were not well matched especially the vertical settlements near to the wall. The bending moments were significantly overpredicted. The prop force due to excavation was also overpredicted. This is to be expected because the prop was modelled as rigid in the analysis.

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Published date: 1989


Local EPrints ID: 74866
ISSN: 0266-352X
PURE UUID: 82e1abd6-b904-45b0-8d78-4bb36a4b40f9

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:45

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Author: M.D. Bolton
Author: A.M. Britto
Author: T.P. White

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