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Localization Analysis for Overconsolidated Kaolin Clay Behavior

Session 101 - Computational plasticity, Part VIa Room: 4-370, Chairpersons: F.J. Montans and J.C. Glvez

Amit Prashant: Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, UP 208016, India Dayakar Penumadu: Department of Civil and Environ. Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA

Acknowledgements: Financial support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through grants CMS-9872618 and CMS-0296111 is gratefully acknowledged. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this presentation are those of authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of NSF.
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Condition of Continuous Bifurcation in Elastoplastic Material


The classical elastoplasticity theory defines the following tangential constitutive relationships. Elasticity, Elastic stiffness, Elastoplasticity, Elastoplastic stiffness,

= E: Eijkl = ij kl + ( ik jl + il jk ) = D:

D = E

E:P Q:E H +Q:E:P g g

where, Q =

and

P=

Here, f is the yield function, g is the plastic potential, and is the Euclidian norm of the tensor.

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Condition of Continuous Bifurcation in Elastoplastic Material


Loss of Ellipticity:
The theory of localization defines the condition of continuous bifurcation for elastoplastic deformations across the shear band based on the vanishing of the determinant of acoustic tensor, which is derived from the constitutive stiffness tensor. normal to the shear band, the elastic acoustic tensor B e , and For a unit vector n elastoplastic acoustic tensor B is defined using the equations below.

En Be = n

and

Dn B=n

The hardening modulus corresponding to the loss of ellipticity Hle is determined as

) E1 ( n E : P) (Q : E : P ) H le = ( Q : E n

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Condition of Continuous Bifurcation in Elastoplastic Material


Loss of Strong Ellipticity:
For a nonassociative elastoplastic model (f g), the stiffness tensor D and the acoustic tensors B are not symmetric, and the condition of bifurcation is defined by the vanishing of the symmetric part of the acoustic tensor (loss of strong ellipticity),

det B sym = 0. In such condition, the hardening modulus Hlse is determined as


1 : n Q E E ( ) sym ( n E : P ) + 1 = 1/ 2 1/ 2 ( Q : E : P ) 1 1 2 {( P : E n ) E sym ( n E : P )} {( Q : E n ) E sym ( n E : Q )}

H lse

The occurrence of shear banding and its orientation is obtained by searching the largest . critical hardening modulus and the corresponding unit vector n

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A Nonassociative Elastoplastic Model Isotropic elasticity


The present model uses q-p-e space for defining the model surfaces and material hardening, and the material response is assumed to be a function of pre-consolidation stress. Therefore, as an obvious choice in this case, the elasticity model is defined based on the Cam clay elasticity (Schofield & Wroth, 1968)*. The elastic stress-strain compliance matrix:

e p = Elastic volumetric strain

0 vp ' e p p ' 1 + ) ( e = 0 q q 3 1-2 v ' p ( )

= Elastic shear strain e p = slope of unload-reload curve in e-ln(p') space Specific volume, v = 1 + e = Poissons ratio

Many clays show a non-linear e-log p relationship during isotropic unloading and the value varies with the mean effective stress; however, the model assumes a constant average value of considering that a small variation of will have less significant influence on the overall stress-strain response during monotonic shear loading. *Schofield, A.N. & Wroth, C.P. (1968). Critical State Soil Mechanics. Maidenhead, McGraw-Hill.
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A Nonassociative Elastoplastic Model Yield surface


q po 2 f = L ln p p
200 L=1 Dev iatoric Stress, q (kPa) 150
Dev iatoric Stress, q (kPa) 150

po= Pre-consolidation pressure L = Another state variable


200 po' = 300 kPa L=1.2

100 po'=200 kPa 50 po'=100 kPa 0 0 50 100 150 200 250

po'=300 kPa

100

L=0.8

50

L=0.4

300

350

50

100

150

200

250

300

350

Mean Effective Stress, p' (kPa)

Mean Effective Stress, p' (kPa)

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A Nonassociative Elastoplastic Model Yield Surface in 3-D stress space

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A Nonassociative Elastoplastic Model Normalized failure surface in q-p' space


0.6

o = 1.0
Failure Shear Stress, qf/po'

o = 0.9

0.4

o = 0.7
0.2

o = 0.5
M 1

p q f = C f p o p
Cf = 0.5

0 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1.0 Mean Effective Stress, p'/po'

0 , Cf
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= Failure surface parameter in proposed model


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A Nonassociative Elastoplastic Model Reference Surface


250 po'=300 kPa L = 0.8 o = 0.7 Reference Surface: C = Cy = 0.8 Failure Surface: C = Cf = 0.75 Deviatoric Stress, q (kPa) 200

150

100 Yield Surface

p q = C p o p

50

0 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 Mean Effective Stress, p' (kPa) 350

Cy = Reference surface parameter in proposed model Cf = Reference surface parameter in proposed model
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A Nonassociative Elastoplastic Model Hardening Rule


and L define the shape and size of the yield surface Two hardening variables, po at current stress state
vpo po = p p ( ) po =0 p q L =0 p p L = nL (1 ) p q

Mapping Function:
q = qy

Deviatoric Stress, q

Reference Surface qy Yield Surface q

nL = Hardening parameter in proposed model


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Mean Effective Stress, p'


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A Nonassociative Elastoplastic Model Plastic Potential


p g = 2 1 p po
1 0.5 g/ p' = 0.8 0 -0.5 -1 0 0.5 p'/po' 1 = 1.2 more dilative
0.5 ng = 2 1 ng = 1

g = ng q 1
Asymptotic

0 0 5 10 g/ q 15 20

, ng = Plastic potential parameter in proposed model


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Parameters for Kaolin Clay


Proposed Model Parameters Elastic Behavior Cf o Cy nL ng Value 0.016 0.28 0.63 0.9 0.66 0.16 22 0.92 3.5

Failure Surface Reference Surface Hardening Parameter

Plastic potential

= 0.016, is determined from o and


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and Lo have to be po determined from state of soil


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Model Predictions for Triaxial Compression Tests


200 160 120 Measured 80 80

q (kPa)

Predicted

200 160 120

u (kPa)

Measured

Predicted

OCR = 1
40 0 0 0.06 0.12 Shear Strain, q 0.18 40 0 0

OCR = 1

0.06 0.12 Shear Strain, q

0.18

200 160 120

q (kPa)

Measured

120

u (kPa)

Measured

80 Predicted Predicted 40

80 40 0 0 0.06 0.12 Shear Strain, q 0.18

OCR = 1.5

OCR = 1.5

0 0 0.06 0.12 Shear Strain, q 0.18

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Model Predictions for Triaxial Compression Tests


200 160 120 80 40 0 0 0.06 0.12 0.18 Shear Strain, q 200 160 120 Predicted 80 40 0 0 0.06 0.12 Shear Strain, q 0 40 Measured Predicted 40

q (kPa)
Measured

120

u (kPa)

80

Predicted

OCR = 2
Measured 0 0

OCR = 2

0.06 0.12 Shear Strain, q

0.18

q (kPa)

Measured

80

u (kPa) OCR = 5

OCR = 5
-40 0.18 0

Predicted

0.06 0.12 Shear Strain, q

0.18

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Model Predictions for Triaxial Compression Tests

160

q (kPa)

Measured

80

u (kPa)

120 Predicted 80 40 Measured

OCR = 10

40

OCR = 10

0 Predicted

0 0 0.06 0.12 Shear Strain, q

-40 0.18 0

0.06 0.12 Shear Strain, q

0.18

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Loss of Ellipticity vs. Loss of Strong Ellipticity


0 0 Normalized Hardeing Modulus -0.1 -0.2 -0.3 -0.4 -0.5 -0.6 -0.7
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15

Major principal Strain (%)

OCR = 1 Hlse/G Hle/G

OCR = 5

Strain Localization Analysis using Concept of the Loss of Strong Ellipticity


0.4 Normalized Hardeing Modulus 0.2 0 0 -0.2 -0.4 -0.6 -0.8
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OCR = 1

H/G

5
= 35 = 40

10 15 Major principal Strain (%)


= 42 = 42
Plane of possible shear banding

1' 3'

Hlse/G
H = Hardening modulus of the clay Hlse = Critical Hardening modulus

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Strain Localization Analysis using Concept of the Loss of Strong Ellipticity


0.4 Normalized Hardeing Modulus 0.2 0 0 -0.2 -0.4 -0.6 -0.8
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H/G

OCR = 1.5

5 Hlse/G
= 41 = 42

10 15 Major principal Strain (%)

= 43

= 43
Plane of possible shear banding

1' 3'

H = Hardening modulus of the clay Hlse = Critical Hardening modulus

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Strain Localization Analysis using Concept of the Loss of Strong Ellipticity


0.4 Normalized Hardeing Modulus 0.2 0 0 -0.2 -0.4 -0.6 -0.8
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H/G

OCR = 5
Plane of possible shear banding

1' 3'

10 15 Major principal Strain (%)


= 46 = 46

= 46 = 47

Hlse/G

H = Hardening modulus of the clay Hlse = Critical Hardening modulus


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Strain Localization Analysis using Concept of the Loss of Strong Ellipticity


0.4 Normalized Hardeing Modulus H/G 0.2 0 0 -0.2 -0.4 -0.6 -0.8
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OCR = 10 5 Hlse/G
= 48 = 49 = 47 = 47
Plane of possible shear banding

10 15 Major principal Strain (%)


1' 3'

H = Hardening modulus of the clay Hlse = Critical Hardening modulus


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Comments on Strain Localization


According to the theory of the vanishing of the acoustic tensor, the onset of shear band type strain localization in a soil element occurs when H = Hlse. This condition was never achieved during hardening regime for the model to predict the onset of localization, which is consistent with the findings of Rudnicki and Rice [5] using a generalized and simple constitutive law for soils and rocks. The angle calculations may not match with the experimentally observed as the theory did not predict shear banding at all. In compression mode it was difficult to observe shear banding visually; however, indirect methods suggested some kind of strain localization at the peak shear stress location. It should also be noted that some other modes of instabilities might occur before shear banding, such as the growing nonuniformities due to undrained instability under globally undrained but locally drained conditions, Rice [4].
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Conclusions
The concept of instability based on the vanishing of the acoustic tensor was evaluated using the experimental data obtained from a series of undrained triaxial compression test on normally to highly overconsolidated Kaolin clay. It was shown by a numerical evaluation that the loss of strong ellipticity would occur before the loss of ellipticity for non-associative materials. For all OCR cases, it was observed that a soil element subjected to undrained triaxial compression loading would not experience instability of the acoustic tensor before the experimentally observed failure location. The inclination of the possible weak planes was observed to be a function of the OCR value.

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