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C. 1985. Soil buckling and leaning instability of tall structures. Struct. Eng. 63(3): 78-85. Lancellotta, R. 1993. Stability of a rigid column with non linear restraint. Géotechnique 43(2): 331-332. Nova, R. & Montrasio, R. 1991. Settlement of shallow foundations on sand. Géotechnique 41(2): 243256. Pepe, M. 1995. La Torre Pendente di Pisa. Analisi teorico-sperimentale della stabilità dell'equilibrio. Tesi di Dottorato in Ingegneria Geotecnica, Politecnico di Torino. M. B. 2000. Development and application of a numerical model for simulating the stabilisation of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

3 CAM CLAY AS PRIMOGENITOR? ) The end point of the debate about boundary energy corrections is essentially a flow rule – we still need to define the other ingredients. For a flow rule to be useful in an elastic-plastic model it has to define a ratio of plastic strain increments. In writing a statement about the distribution of energy this requires the consideration of the possibility of some energy being stored elastically. Roscoe et al. (1963) assumed that there was elastic volumetric deformation: δε ep = κδp' vp' (15) but that elastic distortional energy was essentially negligible.

As a trivial example, (28) demonstrates that, as we know, if we are at a critical state generating plastic strains with η = M, then it is not possible to apply stress increments which imply δq > 0. On the other hand, no matter what the state of stress, all strain increments are possible. Figure 3 and equation (28) show that to be on the current yield locus at the critical state stress ratio is not necessarily a disaster – this is not necessarily an inescapable attracting black hole, nor does it necessarily require infinite plastic strain to reach this condition.

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