Derivation of the Incremental Stress-Strain Relations for Expansive Soils and Implementation into the Boundary Element Method

  • Jamila El BrahmiEmail author
  • Mimoun Zoukaghe
Conference paper
Part of the Sustainable Civil Infrastructures book series (SUCI)


The Barcelona Expansive Model “BExM” (Gens and Alonso 1992; Alonso et al. 1999) is a constitutive model describing the mechanical behaviour of expansive soils formulated in the framework of hardening elasto-plasticity.

This paper demonstrates the derivation of the incremental stress-strain relations for expansive soils using BExM model, and discusses the implementation of these relations into boundary element method.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Civil Engineering Laboratory (LGC)Mohammadia Engineering SchoolRabatMorocco
  2. 2.Mohammadia Engineering SchoolRabatMorocco

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