Calibration of heterogeneous, probabilistic soil models Conference Paper uri icon


  • This paper demonstrates the applicability of advanced experimental technologies to enhance the state of model-based predictions in soil mechanics. By utilizing imaging techniques to measure local displacements, local non-uniformities in response are captured over a soil sample specimen during a triaxial test. These are assimilated into the solution of an inverse process which yields a description of the spatial variability of the mechanistic parameters of the corresponding constitutive model.

author list (cited authors)

  • Rechenmacher, A. L., Medina-Cetina, Z., & Ghanem, R. G.

publication date

  • December 2005