Numerical modelling of desiccation cracking of soils

In this paper, desiccation and the associated cracking are numerically and experimentally investigated. First an elastic formulation of the hydro-mechanical problem is presented. The results of desiccation cracking tests are given. The validity of the modelling approach is shown in the light of finite element simulations, embedding crack propagation feature. The origins of desiccation crack patterns and their modelling are discussed.


Editor(s):
Magnan, J.-P.
Cojean, R.
Cui, Y.-J.
Mestat, P.
Published in:
Proceedings of the International Symposium SEC2008 Drought and Constructions, 1, 169-175
Presented at:
International Symposium SEC2008 Drought and Constructions, Paris, September 1-3, 2008
Year:
2008
Publisher:
Paris, Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussées
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