Stress–strain behavior prediction models for weak manmade soil

Spotlight is on the models of the stress–strain behavior prediction in geotechnical structures composed of weak soils. Emphasis is laid on manmade soils at hydraulic fills, tailings ponds, slurry storages and other artificial geotechnical facilities. Weak soils possess high compressibility, and their mechanical behavior greatly depends on their condition and structure. Maintenance of stability and operability of geotechnical structures arranged on weak soils can be implemented using an integrated geomechanics analysis which allows selecting the optimized process designs and predicting the anticipated geomechanical behavior. It is shown that the conventional calculation methods are inapplicable to estimation of the mechanical behavior of weak soils. For this reason, it is required to use alternative calculation techniques, for instance, numerical methods of analysis (material point method, smoothed-particle hydrodynamics, the Euler–Lagrange equation) which are in service in the stress–strain behavior prediction at engineering structures. The research findings will be used to develop and propose an approach to geotechnical structure stability on weak bases.

Keywords: manmade soil, fill ground, strength, stresses, strains, deformation models, geomechanical processes, numerical modeling.
For citation:

Karasev М. А., Pospehov G. B., Astapenko T. S., Shishkina V. S. Stress–strain behavior prediction models for weak manmade soil. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2023;(11):49-69. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2023_11_0_49.

Issue number: 11
Year: 2023
Page number: 49-69
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 624.131
DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2023_11_0_49
Article receipt date: 01.04.2023
Date of review receipt: 06.06.2023
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 10.10.2023
About authors:

M.A. Karasev1, Dr. Sci. (Eng.), Assistant Professor, e-mail:, ORCID ID: 0000-0001-8939-0807,
G.B. Pospehov1, Cand. Sci. (Eng.), Assistant Professor, e-mail:, ORCID ID: 0000-0001-9090-5150,
T.S. Astapenko1, Graduate Student, e-mail:, ORCID ID: 0000-0001-6581-2550,
V.S. Shishkina1, Student, e-mail:,
1 Saint-Petersburg Mining University, 199106, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.


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T.S. Astapenko, e-mail:


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