Greetings
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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4 Comments
  1. Gertraud Medicus
    Gertraud Medicus 9 months ago

    Hi Osama,

    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:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFZu4RgaS8pKsfO75979fvg

    Kind regards, Gertraud

    • Osama Dar Author
      Osama Dar 9 months ago

      Greetings Dr. Medicus
      Thank you so much for taking out time to reply. I will look into these books. The youtube channel looks superb.
      Regards
      Osama

  2. Emrecan Güven
    Emrecan Güven 9 months ago

    Hi Osama,

    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.)

    Kind regards,
    Emrecan

  3. Osama Dar Author
    Osama Dar 8 months ago

    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!
    Regards
    Osama

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