Embankment Loading on a Cam-Clay Foundation

Software:
FLAC 8.0
Example Write-Up:
Walk-Through: 
Runs in Demo: 
Yes
Project Files: 
Level: 
BEG
Consulting Service: 
Details and Description: 

The response of a saturated soil foundation to an embankment load is studied with FLAC. The soil behavior is represented by a Cam-clay material model.  The pore pressure build up and dissipation in the foundation soil and the settlement beneath the embankment are calculated during undrained and drained loading.  This is a fully coupled mechanical-fluid flow calculation.

Keywords: 
  • Saturated soil
  • fluid flow coupling
  • Drained and undrained responses
  • Embarkment settlement
  • Cam-Clay model
Materials: 
  • Soil
  • Water
Analyses: 
  • Fluid Flow
  • Static