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Consolidation analysis using a finite strain rigid- viscoplastic model.


Two-dimensional finite strain consolidation is studied using a viscoplastic theory. A non-linear viscoplastic model is presented. Consolidation equations are derived in a three-dimensional Cartesian frame of reference. The equations are approximately by a Galerkin finite element method and written for plane-strain and axisymmetric cases. A finite element code is developed to solve for the viscoplastic consolidation of soils.