EL-HAMALAWI, A. and HASSANEN, M.A., 2007. Two-dimensional development of the dynamic coupled consolidation scaled boundary finite-element method for fully saturated soils. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 27 (2), pp. 153-165.
The scaled boundary finite element method is a powerful tool used to analyse far-field
boundary soil-structure interaction problems. In this paper, the method is extended to
include Biot’s coupled consolidation in order to deal with fully saturated soil as a twophase
medium. The advantages of this method are explained in this paper. The
detailed formulation considers the general 2D analysis case, accounting for body
forces and surface tractions in both bounded and unbounded media.