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George Exadaktylos, Ioannis G. Vardoulakis ...
469 pages - Publisher: Springer; Reprint of 1st (2007) edition (December, 2009) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 3642080448 - ISBN-13: 978-3642080449 ...

This is an up-to-date review of developments in the field of bifurcations and instabilities in geomechanics from some of the world’s leading experts. Leading international researchers and practitioners of the topics debate the developments and applications which have occurred over the last few decades. Beside fundamental research findings, applications in geotechnical, petroleum, mining, and bulk materials engineering are emphasised. [by H.V. Thang]

Willi Freeden, Martin Gutting ... 501 pages - Publisher: Birkhäuser; (February, 2013) ...
Language: English - ASIN: B00BLREZUW by Amazon Digital Services ...

Special functions enable us to formulate a scientific problem by reduction such that a new, more concrete problem can be attacked within a well-structured framework, usually in the context of differential equations. A good understanding of special functions provides the capacity to recognize the causality between the abstractness of the mathematical concept and both the impact on and cross-sectional importance to the scientific reality. The special functions to be discussed in this monograph vary greatly, depending on the measurement parameters examined (gravitation, electric and magnetic fields, deformation, climate observables, fluid flow, etc.) and on the respective field characteristic (potential field, diffusion field, wave field). The differential equation under consideration determines the type of special functions that are needed in the desired reduction process.

Each chapter closes with exercises that reflect significant topics, mostly in computational applications. As a result, readers are not only directly confronted with the specific contents of each chapter, but also with additional knowledge on mathematical fields of research, where special functions are essential to application. All in all, the book is an equally valuable resource for education in geomathematics and the study of applied and harmonic analysis. Students who wish to continue with further studies should consult the literature given as supplements for each topic covered in the exercises. [by H.V. Thang]

Catherine O'Sullivan ... 574 pages - Publisher: T&F Books; (May, 2011) ... Language: English - ASIN: B0053D74GW by Amazon Digital Services ...

Particulate discrete element analysis is becoming increasingly popular for research in geomechanics as well as geology, chemical engineering, powder technology, petroleum engineering and in studying the physics of granular materials. With increased computing power, practising engineers are also becoming more interested in using this technology for analysis in industrial applications. This is the first single work on Discrete Element Modelling (DEM) providing the information to get started with this powerful numerical modelling approach. Written by an independent author with experience both in developing DEM codes and using commercial codes, this book provides the basic details of the numerical method and the approaches used to interpret the results of DEM simulations. Providing a basic overview of the numerical method, Particulate Discrete Element Modelling discusses issues related to time integration and numerical stability, particle types, contact modelling and boundary conditions. It summarizes approaches to interpret DEM data so that users can maximize their insight into the material response using DEM. The aim of this book is to provide both users and prospective users of DEM with a concise reference book that includes tips to optimize their usage. Particulate Discrete Element Modelling is suitable both for first time DEM analysts as well as more experienced users. It will be of use to professionals, researchers and higher level students, as it presents a theoretical overview of DEM as well as practical guidance on running DEM simulations and interpreting DEM simulation data. Features: Draws on author’s experience in developing DEM codes and using commercial codes. + Gives theoretical overview of DEM with practical guidance on running DEM simulations and interpreting DEM simulation data.

Fernando Schnaid ... 
354 pages - Publisher: T&F Books-UK; 1st edition (March 21, 2009)
Language: English - ASIN: B0023ZLEB4 - ISBN: 041543386X

Demanding a thorough knowledge of material behaviour and numerical modelling, site characterisation and in situ test interpretation are no longer just basic empirical recommendations.

Giving a critical appraisal of the understanding and assessment of the stress-strain-time and strength characteristics of geomaterials, this book explores new interpretation methods for measuring properties of a variety of soil formations.

Emphasis is given to the five most commonly encountered in situ test techniques: Standard penetration tests + cone penetration tests  + vane test  + pressuremeter tests  + dilatometer tests.

Ideal for practising engineers in the fields of geomechanics and environmental engineering, this book solves numerous common problems in site characterisation. It is also a valuable companion for students coming to the end of their engineering courses and looking to work in this sector.

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