Computational Geomechanics

Computational Geomechanics

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Recent years have witnessed the development of computational geomechanics as an important branch of engineering. The use of modern computational techniques makes it possible to deal with many complex engineering problems, taking into account many of the typical properties of geotechnical materials (soil and rock), such as the coupled behaviour of pore water and solid material, nonlinear elasto-plastic behaviour, and transport processes. This book provides an introduction to these methods, presenting the basic principles of the geotechnical phenomena involved as well as the numerical models for their analysis, and including full listings of computer programs (in PASCAL). The types of geotechnical problems considered cover a wide range of applications, varying from classical problems such as slope stability, analysis of foundation piles and sheet pile walls to finite element analysis of groundwater flow, elasto-plastic deformations, consolidation and transport problems.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 157.5 x 243.8 x 33mm | 884.52g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1995 ed.
  • 3 Illustrations, black and white; VIII, 384 p. 3 illus.
  • 0792334078
  • 9780792334071
  • 2,330,173

Table of contents

1. Soil Properties. 2. Theory of Consolidation. 3. Sea Bed Response to Cyclic Loads. 4. Beams on Elastic Foundation. 5. Sheet Pile Walls. 6. Axially Loaded Piles. 7. Development of Pile Plug. 8. Laterally Loaded Piles. 9. Pile in Layered Elastic Material. 10. Waves in Piles. 11. Gravity Foundations. 12. Slope Stability. 13. Finite Elements for Plane Groundwater Flow. 14. Finite Elements for Plane Strain Elastostatics. 15. Finite Elements for Plane Strain Elasto-Plasticity. 16. Finite Elements for One-Dimensional Consolidation. 17. Finite Elements for Two-Dimensional Consolidation. 18. Transport in Porous Media. 19. Adsorption and Dispersion. Appendix A: Integral Transforms. Appendix B: Solution of Linear Equations. References. Index.
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