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A Constitutive Model for Overconsolidated Clays; Part 1: Model Formulation, Part 2: Model Evaluation

Andrew J Whittle
56 pp.
MITSG 90-15

This report presents a new constitutive model, MIT-E3, developed to describe the mechanical behavior of overconsolidated clays and clays under cyclic loading. It is a generalized effective-stress model for describing the rate-independent behavior of normally to moderately overconsolidated clays which exhibit normalized behavior. The overall assessment of the model shows that it accurately captures many of the observed features of clay behavior. This provides the basis for further evaluations of predictions for cyclic-load histories and for predicting the performance of friction piles.

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