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Modeling in Geomechanics

Modeling in Geomechanics

Musharraf Zaman, Giancarlo Gioda, John Booker

ISBN: 978-0-471-49218-4

Aug 2000

730 pages

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Modeling in Geomechanics Edited by Musharraf Zaman The University of Oklahoma, USA Giancarlo Gioda Politecnico di Milano, Italy John Booker University of Sydney, Australia Geomechanics is an interdisciplinary field involving the study of natural and man-made systems with emphasis on the mechanics of various interacting phenomena. It comprises numerous aspects of engineering and scientific disciplines, which share common bases in mathematics, mechanics and physics. In recent years, with the extraordinary growth of computing power and resources, progress in the generation of new theories and techniques for the analysis of geomechanics problems has far surpassed their actual use by practitioners. This has led to a gap between our ability to deal with complex, inter-disciplinary problems in geomechanics and the actual impact of these advances on engineering practice. This book contains contributions from an international group of accomplished researchers and practitioners from various branches of soil and rock engineering, and presents the latest theoretical developments and practical applications of modeling in geomechanics. Chapters are grouped into four main sections:
* Computational procedures
* Constitutive modeling and testing
* Modeling and simulation
* Applications
Efforts have been made to include recent developments and provide suggestions and examples as to how these can be applied in modeling actual engineering problems. Researchers, practitioners and students in geomechanics, mechanics of solids, soil and rock engineering will find this book an invaluable reference.
Boundary Element and Coupled Methods in Geomechanics.
Computational Strategies for Standard Soil Plasticity Models.
An Asynchronous Parallel Algorithm for Consolidation Problems.
Estimation of Material Parameters with Discontinuities for Elliptic Models.
Constitutive and Numerical Modeling of Liquefaction.
Viscoplasticity of Geomaterials.
Gradient and Cosserat Models: Theory and Computation.
Micromechanics of Granular Materials as Structured Media.
Constitutive Modeling for Fluid-Saturated Porous Solid by the Asymptotic Homogenization Method.
Unified Disturbed State Concept and HiSS Plasticity Models.
Laboratory Testing for the Validation of Constitutive Models.
Nondestructive Testing Techniques for Material Characterization.
On the Mathematical Modeling of Certain Fundamental Elastostatic Contact Problems in Geomechanics.
Application of the Theory of Classical Plasticity to the Analysis of the Stress Distribution in Wedges of a Perfectly Frictional Material.
Limit Analysis of Foundation Systems with Offshore Applications.
Modeling of Interfaces and Joints.
Dynamic Soil-Structure Interaction During Seismic Events.
Dynamics of Rigid Pavements Including Vehicle-Pavement Interaction Effects.
A Practical Modeling Technique for Assessing Potential Contaminant Impacts Due to Landfills.
Finite Element Analysis of Free Surface Seepage Flows.
Simulating Fully 3-D Hydraulic Fracturing.
The Theory of Anisotropic Poroelasticity with Applications.
Modeling Fluid Flow and Rock Deformation in Fractured Porous Media.
Models for Uncertainty and Its Propagation with Applications to Geomechanics.
Natural Slopes in Slow Movement.
Reliability and Stability of Slopes.