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This article was originally published as: Indraratna, B, Discussion and authors closure on Performance of test embankment constructed to failure on soft clay, Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 1993, 119(8), 1321-1329. Copyright American Society of Civil Engineers. Original journal available here.


Extract: RESPONSE TO DISCUSSION BY SlEW-ANN TAN It has been explained in the paper (page 18) that the Cam-clay parameters have been selected so that the undrained experimental stress-strain curve coincides with the undrained predictions from the modified Cam-clay theory. The method of parameter estimation proposed by Britto and Gunn (1987) is most appropriate if the conditions of associated flow rule and the normally consolidated behavior are satisfied... RESPONSE TO DISCUSSION BY E. W. BRAND Brand has correctly recognized the difference between the findings of the current study and previous predictions given elsewhere by Balasubramaniam et al. (1989). The authors wish to emphasize that the previous predictions made by Balasubramaniam et al. (1989) have no direct relevance to the current analysis...

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