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u‐p semi‐Lagrangian reproducing kernel formulation for landslide modeling

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posted on 19.06.2018, 00:00 authored by Thanakorn Siriaksorn, Sheng-Wei Chi, Craig Foster, Ashkan Mahdavi
This paper presents a u-p (displacement-pressure) semi-Lagrangian Reproducing Kernel (RK) formulation to effectively analyze landslide processes. The semi-Lagrangian RK approximation is constructed based on Lagrangian discretization points with fixed kernel supports in the current configuration. As a result, it tracks state variables at discretization points while allowing extreme deformation and material separation that is beyond the capability of Lagrangian formulations. The u-p formulation following Biot theory is incorporated into the formulation to describe poromechanics of saturated geomaterials. In addition, a stabilized nodal integration method to ensure stability of the domain integration, and kernel contact algorithms to model contact between bodies, are introduced in the u-p semi-Lagrangian RK formulation. The proposed method is verified with several numerical examples and validated with an experimental result and the field data of an actual landslide.

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This research was partially supported by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Grant No. W912HQ16-P-0002).

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This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: Siriaksorn, T., Chi, S. W., Foster, C. and Mahdavi, A. u-p semi-Lagrangian reproducing kernel formulation for landslide modeling. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics. 2018. 42(2): 231-25, which has been published in final form at 10.1002/nag.2722.

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Siriaksorn, T., Chi, S. W., Foster, C. and Mahdavi, A. u-p semi-Lagrangian reproducing kernel formulation for landslide modeling. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics. 2018. 42(2): 231-255. 10.1002/nag.2722.

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Wiley

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en_US

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0363-9061

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14/09/2017

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