A Study on Comparison of Strength Parameters of Hydrostatic Pressure-Dependent Yield Criteria

정수압에 의존하는 항복기준의 강도정수 비교연구

  • Received : 2016.05.03
  • Accepted : 2016.07.07
  • Published : 2016.07.31


In this theoretical study, the strength parameters of the Drucker-Prager yield criterion and Mohr-Coulomb yield criterion were set to equal values, in order to analyze the correlation among the parameters. The Drucker-Prager strength parameters ${\alpha}$ and k were represented by the Mohr-Coulomb strength parameters c and ${\phi}$. Specifically it can be seen that k is function of c, ${\phi}$ and ${\alpha}$ is function of ${\phi}$ alone. Drucker-Prager strength parameter ${\alpha}$ increases as the internal friction angle of soil increases. ${\alpha}_{av}$ which is the average of ${\alpha}_c$ and ${\alpha}_i$ was proportional to internal friction angle in which ${\alpha}_c$ and ${\alpha}_i$ are ${\alpha}$ values corresponding to the circles of the Drucker-Prager yield cirteria circumscribes and inscribes the Mohr-Coulomb yield criterion respectively. The values of the ${\alpha}_{av}$ was 0.07 and 0.29 which correspond to the internal friction angle of $10^{\circ}$ and $45^{\circ}$ respectively. In addition, value of ${\alpha}_c/{\alpha}_i$ was proportional to internal friction angle of soil and the values of ${\alpha}_c/{\alpha}_i$ 1.12 and 1.62 which corresponds to internal friction angle of $10^{\circ}$ and $45^{\circ}$ respectively.The influence of the Mohr-Coulomb strength parameters on the Drucker-Prager strength parameter k was investigated and it was found that k was mainly influenced by the cohesion of the soil, except in the case of the minimum assumed value of c of 10kPa. The deviator stresses, $S_{c0}$ and $S_{t0}$, which correspond to the cases of the Mohr-Coulomb yield criterion under uniaxial compression and uniaxial tension, respectively, and $S_{0(ave)}$, which is the average value of $S_{c0}$ and $S_{t0}$, decrease as the internal friction angle increases. Furthermore, the hexagon, which represents the Mohr-Coulomb yield locus, becomes more irregular, and the deviations of $S_{c0}$ and $S_{t0}$ from $S_{0(ave)}$ also increase, as the internal friction angle increases.


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