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Model Prediction of Anisotropic Behavior of Boston Blue Clay

Andrew J. Whittle, Don J. DeGroot, Charles Ladd
1994
6 pp.
MITSG 94-29J
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Boston blue clay is a low-plasticity marine clay of moderate sensitivity. This paper gives a detailed evaluation of the predictive capabilities and limitations of a new constitutive model through comparisons with laboratory test data for Boston blue clay. The main focus of these evaluations is predictions of anisotropic stress-strain behavior using data from two special laboratory shears: the directional shear cell and the multidirectional direct simple shear apparatus.

type: Technical reports

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