Back analysis of large geotechnical models

G. Swoboda, Y. Ichikawa, Qinxi Dong, Mostafa Zaki

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This paper gives a brief review, comparison and further development of back analysis procedures in geotechnical models. The dual boundary control method is adopted to develop a general back analysis code suitable for parameter identification of large, complex geotechnical problems. The procedure for parameter identification is discussed here for both 2D and 3D models. Some numerical examples were given to illustrate the applicability and the convergence of this procedure, with special care being taken for tunnel applications to ensure that the method is suitable for large systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1455-1472
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics
Issue number13 SPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Back analysis
  • Finite elements
  • Geomechanics
  • Parameter identification
  • Tunneling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Mechanics of Materials


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