Comparison of Anisotropic Rate-Dependent Models at Element Level

  • Minna KarstunenEmail author
  • Mohammad Rezania
  • Nallathamby Sivasithamparam
Part of the Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering book series (SSGG)


Two recently proposed anisotropic rate-dependent models, EVP-SCLAY1 and ACM are used to simulate the stress-strain behaviour of Vanttila clay. The models are identical in the way the evolution of anisotropy is simulated, but differ the in way the rate-effects are taken into account. Based on numerical simulations against element level tests, using objective parameters, suggest that EVP-SCLAY1 is able to give a better representation of the clay response at element tests than ACM in 1D loading, but the latter gives a better prediction for undrained strength.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Minna Karstunen
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • Mohammad Rezania
    • 3
    • 4
  • Nallathamby Sivasithamparam
    • 3
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringChalmers University of TechnologyGöteborgSweden
  2. 2.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringAalto UniversityAaltoFinland
  3. 3.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowUK
  4. 4.School of Civil Engineering and SurveyingUniversity of PortsmouthPortsmouthUK
  5. 5.Plaxis B.V.DelftThe Netherlands

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