Markov chains & soil constitutive modeling

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Abstract

The focus of this research effort is the construction of a mathematical framework to assist in understanding the role of uncertainties in the constitutive/dynamic behavior of soils. The approach chosen is phenomenological and probabilistic. Markov theory has been chosen to provide a framework for modeling constitutive uncertainties in soil behavior. Given the 'present' state of the process, the 'future' state is independent of its 'past' and is defined in terms of the transition probability. The transition probabilities represent the stochastic material and geometric characteristics of the system being studied, and thus connect the theory to experimental data. This paper presents a method to estimate these probabilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProbab Methods Civ Eng Proc 5th ASCE Spec Conf
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages49-52
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0872626598
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes
EventProbabilistic Methods in Civil Engineering, Proceedings of the 5th ASCE Specialty Conference - Blacksburg, VA, USA
Duration: May 25 1988May 27 1988

Publication series

NameProbab Methods Civ Eng Proc 5th ASCE Spec Conf

Other

OtherProbabilistic Methods in Civil Engineering, Proceedings of the 5th ASCE Specialty Conference
CityBlacksburg, VA, USA
Period5/25/885/27/88

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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