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Extend your capabilities with PLAXIS 2D v20 + Update 4 [Size: 1.30 GB] ... Cross and parallel permeability in interfaces: In the Interfaces tab of the material dataset users can now select between permeable, impermeable and semi-permeable options to define the cross permeability.  Parallel permeability is defined here as well. Output facilities have been extended with options to inspect the flow through and along the interfaces. Non-linear geogrids: Elastoplastic (N-ε) & Viscoelastic (time-dependent): PLAXIS 2D 2017 introduce two new types of behavior for geogrids. Users can now include elastoplastic, or viscoelastic behavior. For the elastoplastic behavior user can define N-epsilon diagrams. With the viscoelastic behavior, creep can be taken into account for geogrids. Multiply command for numeric properties (VIP): The multiply command can be used to for instance multiply a set of loads with various load components by a factor higher or lower than 1. This command can be issued in the various modes on numerous objects, and especially for staged construction offers a convenient way to explore alternate load conditions, thermal conditions, initial conditions etc. Command line improvements: 2D brings some improvements for the command line window. Users can now right click in the command line window and choose the Pop-out option to detach the command line window from the program. In addition some extra options to copy all successful commands or responses are available. Other features: Grout anchor behavior for Embedded beam rows - Directly input the element dimension in the expert settings of the mesh menu - Time shown in Output plot title for calculations where a time component is defined - Soil layering based on Robertson interpretation for imported CPT borehole data (VIP) - Hoek-brown model available in Design approaches (VIP) - Multiselect-on-click behavior for selecting overlapping objects of the same type - Grouped clusters based on material assignment in Output Model explorer - Equivalent force arrow can be hidden from cross sections - Inverse analysis settings in SoilTest can be now be saved.

PLAXIS 3D + Update 4[Size: 1.30 GB] ... Plaxis 3D is a finite element package intended for three-dimensional analysis of deformation and stability in geotechnical engineering. It is equipped with features to deal with various aspects of complex geotechnical structures and construction processes using robust and theoretically sound computational procedures. With PLAXIS 3D, complex geometry of soil and structures can be defined in two different modes. These modes are specifically defined for Soil or Structural modelling. Independent solid models can automatically be intersected and meshed. The staged constructions mode enables a realistic simulation of construction and excavation processes by activating and deactivating soil volume clusters and structural objects, application of loads, changing of water tables, etc. The output consists of a full suite of visualization tools to check details of the complex inner structure of a full 3D underground soil-structure model. PLAXIS 3D is a user friendly 3d geotechnical program offering flexible and interoperable geometry, realistic simulation of construction stages, a robust and reliable calculation kernel, and comprehensive and detailed post-processing, making it a complete solution for your daily geotechnical design and analysis.

Theodoros Triantafyllidis ... 420 pages - Publisher: Springer; (August, 2019) ... Language: : English - AmazonSIN: B07WRWR23F.


This book provides essential insights into recent developments in fundamental geotechnical engineering research. Special emphasis is given to a new family of constitutive soil description methods, which take into account the recent loading history and the dilatancy effects. Particular attention is also paid to the numerical implementation of multi-phase material under dynamic loads, and to geotechnical installation processes. In turn, the book addresses implementation problems concerning large deformations in soils during piling operations or densification processes, and discusses the limitations of the respective methods. Numerical simulations of dynamic consolidation processes are presented in slope stability analysis under seismic excitation. Lastly, achieving the energy transition from conventional to renewable sources will call for geotechnical expertise. Consequently, the book explores and analyzes a selection of interesting problems involving the stability and serviceability of supporting structures, and provides new solutions approaches for practitioners and scientists in geotechnical engineering. The content reflects the outcomes of the Colloquium on Geotechnical Engineering 2019, held in Karlsruhe, Germany in September 2019.

Rocscience Phase2 v8.024 x64 [Size: 209 MB] ... RS2 (Phase2 8.0) is a powerful 2D finite element program for soil and rock applications (RS2 = Rock and Soil 2-dimensional analysis program). RS2 can be used for a wide range of engineering projects and includes excavation design, slope stability, groundwater seepage, probabilistic analysis, consolidation, and dynamic analysis capabilities.

Complex, multi-stage models can be easily created and quickly analyzed - tunnels in weak or jointed rock, underground powerhouse caverns, open pit mines and slopes, embankments, MSE stabilized earth structures, and much more. Progressive failure, support interaction and a variety of other problems can be addressed. RS2 offers a wide range of support modeling options. Liner elements can be applied in the modeling of shotcrete, concrete, steel set systems, retaining walls, piles, multi-layer composite liners, geotextiles, and more. Liner design tools include support capacity plots, which allow you to determine the safety factor of reinforced liners. Bolt types include end anchored, fully bonded, cable bolts, split sets, and grouted tiebacks. One of the major features of RS2 is finite element slope stability analysis using the shear strength reduction method. This option is fully automated and can be used with either Mohr-Coulomb or Hoek-Brown strength parameters. Slope models can be imported or exported between Slide and RS2 allowing easy comparison of limit equilibrium and finite element results. RS2 includes steady-state, finite element groundwater seepage analysis built right into the program. There is no need to use a separate groundwater program. Pore pressure is determined as well as flow and gradient, based on user defined hydraulic boundary conditions and material conductivity. Pore pressure results are automatically incorporated into the stress analysis. Material models for rock and soil include Mohr-Coulomb, Generalized Hoek-Brown and Cam-Clay. Powerful new analysis features for modeling jointed rock allow you to automatically generate discrete joint or fracture networks according to a variety of statistical models. With new 64-bit and multi-core parallel processing options RS2 can solve larger and more complex models in shorter times.

EnSoft Suite 2020 [Size: 683 MB]: Developing and applying software solutions to complex engineering problems ... LPILE - Analyze response of piles and shafts in multi-layered soil media. + APILE - Analyze the axial capacity of driven piles in mutli-layered soils. + GROUP - Analyze response of pile groups in multi-layered soil media. + PYWall - Analyze flexible retaining walls in layered soils. + SHAFT - Study the response of drilled shafts under axial loading. + TZPILE - Analyze load-settlement relationships of vertically loaded piles with downdrag. + EnFEM - 2D finite element analysis with ability to perform soil-structure interaction and stage construction. + EnCPT - Process raw CPT data, generating and exporting soil layering and properties to LPILE. + DynaN - Determine the dynamic response of shallow and deep foundations. + DynaPile - Analyze the dynamic response of pile groups in horizontally layered elastic media. + DynaMat - Analyze the dynamic response of mat foundations under dynamic loading. + GeoMat - Analyze mat or structural slabs supported on soil media. + SETOFF - Software for computing foundation settlement. + STABLPRO - Software for computing the slope stability.

Ning Lu, James K. Mitchell ... 357 pages - Publisher : Springer; (May, 2019) ... Language: English - ISBN-10 : 3030062481 - ISBN-13 : 978-3030062484.

This single-volume thoroughly summarizes advances in the past several decades and emerging challenges in fundamental research in geotechnical engineering. These fundamental research frontiers are critically reviewed and described in details in lights of four grand challenges our society faces: climate adaptation, urban sustainability, energy and material resources, and global water resources. The specific areas critically reviewed, carefully examined, and envisioned are: sensing and measurement, soil properties and their physics roots, multiscale and multiphysics processes in soil, geochemical processes for resilient and sustainable geosystems, biological processes in geotechnics, unsaturated soil mechanics, coupled flow processes in soil, thermal processes in geotechnical engineering, and rock mechanics in the 21st century.

GEO5 [Size: 1.05 GB] is a set of standalone programs that allows you to solve most of the geotechnical tasks. All programs have a similar user interface and are able to exchange data with each other. Each of them performs a comprehensive check of a specific type of design.

Key features: Stability Calculations - Check the stability of slopes, rock walls and fortified embankments. + Fencing structures - designing and checking the enclosing structures of foundation pits, underground structures. + Walls and supporting structures - Due diligence of walls and gabion structures. + Shallow foundations - checking the bearing capacity and settlement of individual strip and slab foundations. + Deep foundations - checking the bearing capacity and settlement of piles and pile clusters. + Settlement - calculation of settlement and consolidation, settlement of shallow and deep foundations. + Tunnels and Shafts - Analyze tunnels, underground structures, and vertical shafts. + Geological surveys - creating a model of the tunnel and base layers based on geological survey data. + Field Tests - Structural calculations based on field test data (SPT, CPT, DMT, PMT)

Richard L. Handy ... 240 pages - Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; (March, 2020) ... Language: English - ASIN: B07XYMT3PS.

This civil engineering textbook shows how geotechnical theory connects with the design and construction of today’s foundations. Foundation Engineering: Geotechnical Principles and Practical Applications shows how to perform critical calculations, apply the newest ground modification technologies, engineer and build effective foundations, and monitor performance and safety. Written by a recognized expert in the field, the book covers both shallow and deep foundations. Real-world case studies and practice problems help reinforce key information. Coverage includes: • Soil classification, clay, and minerals • Moisture content and unit weight • Shear strength • Consolidation • Terzagi’s eureka moment • Shallow foundations, stress distribution, and settlement • Flow nets, seepage, and dewatering • Slope stability • Deep foundations • Ground modification • Retaining walls and wall friction • Empirical tests • Field monitoring • Ethics and legal issues.

Michael R. Lindeburg ... 1648 pages - Publisher: PPI; Fifteenth Edition (November, 2015) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1591265088 - ISBN-13: 978-1591265085.

Comprehensive Civil PE Exam Coverage The Civil Engineering Reference Manual is the most comprehensive textbook for the NCEES Civil PE exam. This book's time-tested organization and clear explanations start with the basics to help you quickly get up to speed with common civil engineering concepts. Together, the 90 chapters provide an in-depth review of all of the topics, codes, and standards listed in the NCEES Civil PE specifications. The extensive index contains thousands of entries, with multiple entries included for each topic, so you can find the topics referenced no matter how you search. This book features: over 100 appendices containing essential support material over 500 clarifying examples over 550 common civil engineering terms defined in an easy-to-use glossary thousands of equations, figures, and tables industry-standard terminology and nomenclature equal support of U.S. customary and SI units After you pass your exam, the Civil Engineering Reference Manual will continue to serve as an invaluable reference throughout your civil engineering career.

F. B. J. Barends ... 158 pages - Publisher: Routledge; (November, 2017) ... Language: English - AmazonSIN: B078RRH98G.

This volume provides an overview of the proceedings of the XIIth ECSME Conference 1999. It covers a wide variety of topics, from summaries of workshops and sessions, to the emergence of information technology and information retrieval and communication.

Donald P. Coduto, William A. Kitch, Man-Chu Ronald Yeung ... 984 pages - Publisher: Pearson; 3rd edition (January, 2015) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0133411893 - ISBN-13: 978-0133411898.

Understanding and Practicing Foundation Design Principles: Foundation Design: Principles and Practices includes the most noteworthy research and advancements in Foundation Engineering. Following a systematic approach of identifying major concepts followed by strategic analysis and design, the Third Edition teaches readers not only how to understand foundation engineering, but to apply it to real problems. The highly up-to-date material places great emphasis on limit state design and includes a new focus on load and resistance factor design in both the structural and geotechnical aspects of the process.

Braja M. Das, Nagaratnam Sivakugan ... 944 pages - Publisher: Cengage Learning; 9th edition (December, 2017) ... Language: English - AmazonSIN: B079QG9TJX.

Master the core concepts and applications of foundation analysis and design with Das/Sivakugan’s best-selling Principles of Foundation Engineering 9th (SI) Edition. Written specifically for those studying undergraduate civil engineering, this invaluable resource by renowned authors in the field of geotechnical engineering provides an ideal balance of today's most current research and practical field applications. A wealth of worked-out examples and figures clearly illustrate the work of today's civil engineer, while timely information and insights help readers develop the critical skills needed to properly apply theories and analysis while evaluating soils and foundation design.

Richard Handy, Merlin Spangler ... 904 pages - Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 5th edition (January, 2007) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0071481206 - ISBN-13: 978-0071481205.

Geotechnical Engineering: Principles and Practices offers students and practicing engineers a concise, easy-to-understand approach to the principles and methods of soil and geotechnical engineering. This updated classic builds from basic principles of soil mechanics and applies them to new topics, including mechanically stabilized earth (MSE), and intermediate foundations. This Fifth Edition features: Over 400 detailed illustrations and photographs + Unique background material on the geological, pedological, and mineralogical aspects of soils with emphasis on clay mineralogy, soil structure, and expansive and collapsible soils. + New coverage of mechanically stabilized earth (MSE); intermediate foundations; in-situ soil testing: statistical analysis of data; “FORE,” a scientific method for analyzing settlement; writing the geotechnical report; and the geotechnical engineer as a sleuth and expert witness.

Get Quick Access to Every Soil and Geotechnical Engineering Topic: • Igneous Rocks as Ultimate Sources for Soils • The Soil Profile • Soil Minerals • Particle Size and Gradation • Soil Fabric and Soil Structure • Soil Density and Unit Weight • Soil Water • Soil Consistency and Engineering Classification • Compaction • Seepage • Stress Distribution • Settlement • Shear Strength • Lateral Stress and Retaining Walls • MSE Walls and Soil Nailing • Slope Stability, Landslides, Embankments, and Earth Dams • Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations • Deep Foundations • Intermediate Foundations • Loads on Pipes • In-Situ Testing • Introduction to Soil Dynamics • The Geotechnical Report

James Fern, Alexander Rohe, Kenichi Soga, Eduardo Alonso ... 442 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (January, 2019) ... Language: English - ASIN: B07N8BKJVT by Amazon.

This practical guide provides the best introduction to large deformation material point method (MPM) simulations for geotechnical engineering. It provides the basic theory, discusses the different numerical features used in large deformation simulations, and presents a number of applications -- providing references, examples and guidance when using MPM for practical applications.

MPM covers problems in static and dynamic situations within a common framework. It also opens new frontiers in geotechnical modelling and numerical analysis. It represents a powerful tool for exploring large deformation behaviours of soils, structures and fluids, and their interactions, such as internal and external erosion, and post-liquefaction analysis; for instance the post-failure liquid-like behaviours of landslides, penetration problems such as CPT and pile installation, and scouring problems related to underwater pipelines. In the recent years, MPM has developed enough for its practical use in industry, apart from the increasing interest in the academic world.

Francesco Calvetti, Federica Cotecchia, Andrea Galli, Cristina Jommi ... 788 pages - Publisher: Springer; (June, 2019) - Language: English - AmazonSIN: B07T8QWXJ8.

This volume gathers the latest advances, innovations, and applications in the field of geotechnical engineering, as presented by leading researchers and engineers at the 7th Italian National Congress of Geotechnical Researchers (CNRIG 2019), entitled “Geotechnical Research for the Protection and Development of the Territory” (Lecco, Italy, July 3-5, 2019). The congress is intended to promote exchanges on the role of geotechnical research and its findings regarding the protection against natural hazards, design criteria for structures and infrastructures, and the definition of sustainable development strategies. The contributions cover a diverse range of topics, including infrastructural challenges, underground space utilization, and sustainable construction in problematic soils and situations, as well as geo-environmental aspects such as landfills, environmental and energy geotechnics, geotechnical monitoring, and risk assessment and mitigation. Selected by means of a rigorous peer-review process, they will spur novel research directions and foster future multidisciplinary collaborations.

Yanrong Li ... 502 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (December, 2019) ... Language: English - AmazonSIN: B082MRDKYY.

Determination of the physical, chemical and mechanical properties of ground materials is the key to successfully deliver such projects as slope stabilization, excavation and lateral support, foundation etc. A book containing both theory of geomaterial testing and up-to-date testing methods is much in demand for obtaining reliable and accurate test results. This book is intended primarily to serve this need and aims at the clear explanation, in adequate depth, of the fundamental principles, requirements and procedures of soil and rock tests. It is intended that the book will serve as a useful source of reference for professionals in the field of geotechnical and geological engineering. It can work as a one-stop knowledge warehouse to build a basic cognition of material tests on which the readers are working. It helps college students bridge the gap between class education and engineering practice, and helps academic researchers guarantee reliable and accurate test results. It is also useful for training new technicians and providing a refresher for veterans. Engineers contemplating the ICE, IOM3 and other certification exams will find this book an essential test preparation aid. It is assumed that the reader has no prior knowledge of the subject but has a good understanding of basic mechanics.

Wei Wu ... 236 pages - Publisher: Springer; (June, 2018) ... Language: English - AmazonSIN: B07DH1CZ8N. 

This book provides a snapshot of the research activities of the Institute of Geotechnical Engineering, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna, Austria. The topics are broad ranged including: · Centrifuge model testing · Constitutive model · Granular physics · Numerical simulation · Soil bioengineering. The topics reflect our geotechnical research in a changing world. Traditional topics in foundation engineering are fading out and new topics are emerging. The European Commission is gratefully acknowledged for funding the following projects within its program FP7 and Horizon2020: MUMOLADE (Multiscale modelling of landslide and debris flow), REVENUES (Reinforced Vegetation Numerical Evaluation of Slopes) and GEORAMP (Geohazards - Risk Assessment, Mitigation and Prevention).

Ivan Vanicek, Martin Vanicek ... 637 pages - Publisher: Springer; (August, 2008) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1402039638 - ISBN-13: 978-1402039638.

Soil represents the oldest and most-used building material, yet up to now the subject of earthen structures has not been fully addressed. This book describes the principles of soil as construction material including its treatment using geosynthetics and stabilization. The book focuses on the principles, logic of processes, understanding of the most important problems, so that all participants in the construction project can build earth structures more safely and economically.

R. Frank, C. Bauduin, R. Driscoll, M. Kavvadas ... 216 pages - Publisher: Thomas Telford, Ltd.; (November, 2004) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0727731548 - ISBN-13: 978-0727731548.

Designers' Guide to EN 1997-1 presents a detailed guide to the new Geotechnical Design Eurocode.As such it gives an invaluable insight into a code that, for the first time, provides a comprehensive design philosophy that is not only applicable to all forms of geotechnical problems but also shares a common philosophy with the design methodology for structures of all the commonly encountered construction materials.

Yung Ming Cheng, Henry Wong, Chin Leo, C. K. Lau ... 411 pages - Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers; (December, 2017) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1681083043 - ISBN-13: 978-1681083049.

Stability of Geotechnical Structures: Theoretical and Numerical Analysis is a comprehensive introduction to the theory and applications of soil mechanics in structural stability. Chapters explain different mathematical methods to calculate structural stability metrics. Topics covered in the book include upper and lower bound methods, kinematic methods, slip line methods, limit analysis, limit equilibrium, and element methods. Additionally, fundamental principles in plasticity formulation are discussed in sufficient details, and sample computer programs are included to aid the readers in learning the presented theoretical material. The book also features worked examples for easy understanding. Theoretical material in the book is based on actual research conducted by the authors, with additional literature reviews and discussions about important topics in geotechnical engineering. Stability of Geotechnical Structures: Theoretical and Numerical Analysis is suitable for students undertaking advanced foundation or geotechnical engineering courses at undergraduate or postgraduate levels.

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