Constitutive Modelling for Soils
Research at Oxford University on constitutive modelling for soils concentrates principally on the use of plasticity theory for building soil models. In much of the recent work there has been an emphasis on the use of thermodynamic principles to develop a new approach to plasticity modelling termed "hyperplasticity". Work has been carried out in the following areas, and is co-ordinated by Prof. Guy Houlsby.
- Plasticity models for soils using thermodynamic
- Aspects of the elastic behaviour of soils
- Perfect plasticity models
- Critical state models
- Fundamental work equations for granular media