I am entirely new to soil modelling. I want to undertake a thesis on soil modelling. Currently I’ve basic understanding of soil mechanics which is taught at undergraduate level. Can someone guide me to a book or a resource which can help me understand how to work out material properties for different constitutive models, starting from Mohr-Coloumb model. What I might want is a textbook so I can practice if I get the answers right.
Thank you for helping.
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I can recommend the books by David Muir Wood: ‘Geotechnical Modelling’,
and ‘Soil Behaviour and Critical State Soil Mechanics’
Here is the YouTube channel by Nicolas Espinoza (https://www.pge.utexas.edu/facultystaff/faculty-directory/espinoza)
with excellent explanations:
Kind regards, Gertraud
Greetings Dr. Medicus
Thank you so much for taking out time to reply. I will look into these books. The youtube channel looks superb.
I would just like to make a small addition to recommendations of Dr. Medicus which helped me a lot as well;
– https://www.bentley.com/en/global-events/accelerate/2020/plaxis (Hardening soil model, parameter determination for sand and clay, comparison of behaviours by different soil models. You may find further webinars based on models and related parameters)
– https://www.issmge.org/education/recorded-webinars/an-introduction-to-numerical-modelling-in-geotechnical-engineering ( that might be a good and compacted introduction for soil models and numerical modelling, presented by Prof. Helmut Schweiger )
– https://soilmodels.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/MCC_triax_cu_hOC-1.gif (Although Dr.Medicus did not refer to her own work, however i would strongly recommend to practice those animations along with Critical state theory and Cam-Clay model. That would help you to progress faster.)
Hi Mr. Güven
Thank you so much for those recommendations. They are really beneficial. Yes Dr. Medicus’ work is amazing. Thank you for helping out!