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Modelling examples

Examples calculated with CODE_BRIGHT. The examples can be open with GiD.

2020 Oedometers_TEP_cb2020 (GiD)

For complex constitutive model calibration it is sometimes necessary to simulate the experiment itself using CODE_BRIGHT. The geometry is simple. Test protocol is described by several intervals. For each interval, the stress changes thus leading to a loading and unloading protocol. During the test, impoundment may occur. Inundation is achieved by a hydraulic boundary condtion change from negative pressure to athmosferic pressure.

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2021 Triaxial_TEP_cb2020 (GiD)

A triaxial test can be easity simulated by a simple 2D geometry plus axisymmetric conditions. The boundary conditions are simple, for lateral surface (line) it is a constant stress (sigma3) and on top of the sample the constant stress (sigma3) is combined by a prescribed displacement rate that induces a variation of stress. Then, sigma1 = sigma3 + increment_sigma. The use of a simulation for a triaxial test calibration is specially necessary when dealing with complex constitutive models (Cam-Clay and BBM).

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2022 12 Freezing soil example

This example is based on a freezing experiment. The temperature of a buried pipeline is subjected to -10 C to generate freezing conditions in the surrounding soil. More details about freezing and the incorporation in CODE_BRIGHT can be found in: Nishimura, S., Gens, A., Olivella, S. & Jardine, R. J. (2009). Ge´otechnique 59, No. 3, 159–171 [doi: 10.1680/geot.2009.59.3.159]

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2022 12 Interfaces with BBM

The model includes an interface that uses modified properties of BBM: Friction parameter M has been reduced by a factor R=0.6, Poisson ratio has been recalculated to 0.4 instead of 0.3 using the same factor, Swelling parameters for the interface are set to 0 (BBM model), Porosity has been increased to 0.6 (instead of 0.43) at the interface zone which increases permeability and reduces capillary pressure at the initial conditions, Parameters for hydraulic laws are the same as for the buffer. The model has been developed for GiD16. The pdf document explains this model among other cases.

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2023 Embankment with BBM

Simulation of the construction and longterm response of an embankment by layers using the unsaturated soil approach. Coupled flow and deformation is calculated including BBM for elastoplastic deformations.

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2023 Geochemistry examples

The model in is a simple example with chemistry module "Reactive transport CheMec. This model has been calculated with CODE_BRIGHT_2023_10.The main improvement here is that the initial conditions for chemistry are assigned by zones togeter with other initial conditions. The model uses 2 types of water that are assigned in diferent zones. The file Example_HC_equilibrium_CB10_chem_ini.dat contains the concentration of water types 1 and 2. The fille Example_HC_equilibrium_CB10_chem.dat contains the description of chemistry for 2 primary and 2 secondary species. =========================================================================================================== The models in correspond to the module "Reactive transport CheProf". The models have been calculated with CODE_BRIGHT_2023_10.

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