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EnSoft Suite 2021 [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.

PLAXIS Monopile Designer CONNECT Edition V21 Update 1 [Size: 3.7 GB] ...
PLAXIS Monopile Designer (formerly PLAXIS MoDeTo) introduces an enhanced design method for monopile foundations. It transfers the results of the PISA Joint Industry Research Project to daily engineering practice. PLAXIS Monopile Designer enables dramatic reductions in the amount of steel of each monopile and, as such, in the overall costs of any wind farm. It can be used as a stand-alone tool for the rule-based design method and in connection with PLAXIS 3D for the numerical-based design method.

CONNECT Edition V21 Update 1 adds functionality to improve productivity by improving the numerical process for non-linear systems using the new subspace accelerator, and we can use a new API to automate Limit Equilibrium slope stability analyses. On top of that, we made running analyses for offshore analysis of suction buckets easier using the new PLAXIS-SACS Suction Bucket Analysis tool. By consolidating the product lines for geotechnical analysis since Version 21, we can now make big steps in interoperability between the Finite Element solution and the Limit Equilibrium solutions. The new consolidated PLAXIS product line also offers great new functionality with new constitutive soil models, e.g., NorSand, PM4Silt, and a new way to deal with unsaturated soil strength. We invested in improvements on tunnel CAD import. And we added a calculation convergence log to better understand the numerical process.

PLAXIS LE CONNECT Edition V21 Update 1 [Size: 826.5 MB] ...
The PLAXIS development team is pleased to announce the availability of PLAXIS LE CONNECT Edition V21 Update 1. This software helps you efficiently manage complex geotechnical projects with multiple scenarios. Equip your team with the ability to quickly and confidently create common or complex real-world 2D or 3D numerical models and analyze with credibility. With the introduction of the PLAXIS CONNECT Edition V21, SOILVISION products are adopting the PLAXIS brand and Bentley simplifies all their geotechnical analysis licensing to offer you more streamlined access to their newest, most advanced capabilities, and interoperability among PLAXIS offerings. Previous SOILVISION CONNECT Edition V10 licensing options will be deprecated and will no longer exist. For PLAXIS LE CONNECT Edition V21 and onward, SVSLOPE, SVFLUX, SVSOLID, and SVSOILS products will be consolidated. Advanced tiers of these products and SOILVISION Suites that include combinations of these products will be deprecated, which will offer more advanced geotechnical capabilities and analysis options per license.

PLAXIS LE can be used for projects involving engineering analysis of slope stability, groundwater flow, consolidation, or a combination of these complex scenarios. PLAXIS 2D LE (formerly 2D SVSLOPE, 2D SVFLUX, 2D SVSOLID, SV SOILS, and SVSOILS Advanced) covers your 2D workflows. With PLAXIS LE, users can reliably complete numerous limit-equilibrium slope stability models with intuitive workflows and fast analysis. Advance your digital workflows with the ability to design 3D geometry and analyze both 2D and 3D scenarios in a single application. Efficiently represent materials spatially with various methods, and use the SOILVISION Soils Database for resourceful material management.

Extend your capabilities with PLAXIS 2D v21 + Update 1 [Size: 2.10 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.

Andrew McNamara, Sam Divall, Richard Goodey, Neil Taylor, Sarah Stallebrass and Jignasha Panchal ... 802 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (October, 2018) - Language: English - ISBN-10: 1138344192 - ISBN-13: 978-1138344198.


Physical Modelling in Geotechnics collects more than 1500 pages of peer-reviewed papers written by researchers from over 30 countries, and presented at the 9th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics 2018 (City, University of London, UK 17-20 July 2018). The ICPMG series has grown such that two volumes of proceedings were required to publish all contributions. The books represent a substantial body of work in four years. Physical Modelling in Geotechnics contains 230 papers, including eight keynote and themed lectures representing the state-of-the-art in physical modelling research in aspects as diverse as fundamental modelling including sensors, imaging, modelling techniques and scaling, onshore and offshore foundations, dams and embankments, retaining walls and deep excavations, ground improvement and environmental engineering, tunnels and geohazards including significant contributions in the area of seismic engineering. ISSMGE TC104 have identified areas for special attention including education in physical modelling and the promotion of physical modelling to industry. With this in mind there is a special themed paper on education, focusing on both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching as well as practicing geotechnical engineers.

Physical modelling has entered a new era with the advent of exciting work on real time interfaces between physical and numerical modelling and the growth of facilities and expertise that enable development of so called ‘megafuges’ of 1000gtonne capacity or more; capable of modelling the largest and most complex of geotechnical challenges. Physical Modelling in Geotechnics will be of interest to professionals, engineers and academics interested or involved in geotechnics, geotechnical engineering and related areas.

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.

Hany Shehata, Mona Badr ... 338 pages - Language: English - Publisher: Springer; (November, 2020) - AmazonSIN: B08NWX4RNR.


This book intends directly the practical engineers, who will be of great interest in reading the interesting chapters. Earthwork projects are critical components in civil construction and often require detailed management techniques and unique solution methods to address failures. Being earthbound, earthwork is influenced by geomaterial properties at the onset of a project. Hence, an understanding of the in-situ soil properties and all geotechnical aspects is essential. Analytical methods for earth structures remain critical for researchers due to the mechanical complexity of the system. Striving for better earthwork project management, the geotechnical engineering community continues to find improved testing techniques for determining sensitive properties of soil and rock, including stress wave-based, non-destructive testing methods. To minimize failure during earthwork construction, past case studies and data may reveal useful lessons and information to improve project management and minimize economic losses.

Cheng Liu, Jack Evett ... 528 pages - Publisher: Prentice Hall; 7th edition (May, 2007) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0132221381 - ISBN-13: 978-0132221382.

Written in a clear, direct style, this practical book introduces readers to the essentials of soil mechanics and foundations. Major emphasis is given to design and practical applications, which are supported by basic theory. Now in its seventh edition, it includes new material on soil consistency, overconsolidated clay, degree of consolidation, vibroflotation and the settlement of sand. KEY TOPICS Chapter topics cover formation of natural soil deposits, engineering properties of soils, soil exploration, soil compaction and stabilization, water in soil, stress distribution in soil, consolidation of soil and settlement of structures, shear strength of soil, shallow foundations, pile foundations, drilled shaft foundations, lateral earth pressure, retaining structures, and stability analysis of slopes. For civil engineers, civil engineering technologists, and geotechnical engineers.

Dingqing Li, James Hyslip, Ted Sussman, Steven Chrismer ... 592 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (September, 2015) ... Language: English-  ISBN-10: 0415695015 - ISBN-13: 978-0415695015.

Links Geotechnics with Railway Track Engineering and Railway Operation: Good railway track and railway operations depend on good geotechnics, in several different ways and at varying levels. Railway Geotechnics covers track, track substructure, load environment, materials, mechanics, design, construction, measurements, and management. Illustrated by case studies, with an emphasis on the geotechnical aspects of railway engineering, it discusses these topics from a historical perspective. It also presents the methodologies and best practices developed over the past 20 years.

In this book: Emphasizes the practical aspects and best practices for railway track and substructure + Contains guidelines for design, construction, and maintenance of railway track and substructure + Provides many examples and case studies. Railway Geotechnics is written primarily for professionals and graduate students, and begins with the fundamentals and basic principles, leading in to practical applications. The authors bring considerable experience and expertise, with many years of research and development, academia, railway operations, and consulting.

Orlando B. Andersland, Branko Ladanyi ... 384 pages - Publisher: Wiley; 2nd edition (November, 2003) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0471615498 - ISBN-13: 978-0471615491.

This new edition of Frozen Ground Engineering gives a peerless presentation of soil mechanics for frozen ground conditions and a variety of frozen ground support systems used on construction projects worldwide. An authoritative update of the industry standard, this Second Edition covers the essential theory, applications, and design methods using frozen ground in the construction of deep shafts, tunnels, deep excavations, and subsurface containment barriers. New material features design models for pavement structures used in seasonal frost and permafrost areas, new information on the movement of fluid phase contaminants in frozen ground, and helpful appendices offering guidance on common frozen ground tests and SI unit conversions.

This new edition gives the essential information engineers, geologists, and students need in a complete reference, including up-to-date information on: * Sensitivity of frozen ground to climate change * Experimental work on frozen soil creep and strength * Monitoring creep in frozen slopes * Frost protection of foundations using ground insulation * Highway insulation * Load restrictions for seasonal frost areas.

D. V. Griffiths, G. A. Fenton ... 346 pages - Publisher: Springer; (June, 2010) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 3211733655 - ISBN-13: 978-3211733653.

Learn to use probabilistic techniques to solve problems in geotechnical engineering. The book reviews the statistical theories needed to develop the methodologies and interpret the results. Next, the authors explore probabilistic methods of analysis, such as the first order second moment method, the point estimate method, and random set theory. Examples and case histories guide you step by step in applying the techniques to particular problems.

Wan-Huan ZHOU, Zhen-Yu YIN, Ka-Veng Yuen ... 475 pages - Publisher: Springer; (November, 2020) ... Language: English - ASIN: B08NG1D7G8.


This book introduces systematically the application of Bayesian probabilistic approach in soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering. Four typical problems are analyzed by using Bayesian probabilistic approach, i.e., to model the effect of initial void ratio on the soil–water characteristic curve (SWCC) of unsaturated soil, to select the optimal model for the prediction of the creep behavior of soft soil under one-dimensional straining, to identify model parameters of soils and to select constitutive model of soils considering critical state concept. This book selects the simple and easy-to-understand Bayesian probabilistic algorithm, so that readers can master the Bayesian method to analyze and solve the problem in a short time. In addition, this book provides MATLAB codes for various algorithms and source codes for constitutive models so that readers can directly analyze and practice.

This book is useful as a postgraduate textbook for civil engineering, hydraulic engineering, transportation, railway, engineering geology and other majors in colleges and universities, and as an elective course for senior undergraduates. It is also useful as a reference for relevant professional scientific researchers and engineers.

Manuel Matos Fernandes ... 754 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (August, 2020) ... Language: English - AmazonSIN: B08FGF5F8P.


Analysis and design of geotechnical structures combines, in a single endeavor, a textbook to assist students in understanding the behavior of the main geotechnical works and a guide for practising geotechnical engineers, designers, and consultants. The subjects are treated in line with limit state design, which underpins the Eurocodes and most North America design codes. Instructors and students will value innovative approaches to numerous issues refined by the experience of the author in teaching generations of enthusiastic students. Professionals will gain from its comprehensive treatment of the topics covered in each chapter, supplemented by a plethora of informative material used by consultants and designers. For the benefit of both academics and professionals, conceptual exercises and practical geotechnical design problems are proposed at the end of most chapters. A final annex includes detailed resolutions of the exercises and problems.

Chandrakant S. Desai, Musharraf Zaman ... 638 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (November, 2013) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1466515600 - ISBN-13: 978-1466515604. 

Soil-structure interaction is an area of major importance in geotechnical engineering and geomechanics Advanced Geotechnical Engineering: Soil-Structure Interaction using Computer and Material Models covers computer and analytical methods for a number of geotechnical problems. It introduces the main factors important to the application of computer methods and constitutive models with emphasis on the behavior of soils, rocks, interfaces, and joints, vital for reliable and accurate solutions. This book presents finite element (FE), finite difference (FD), and analytical methods and their applications by using computers, in conjunction with the use of appropriate constitutive models; they can provide realistic solutions for soil–structure problems. A part of this book is devoted to solving practical problems using hand calculations in addition to the use of computer methods. The book also introduces commercial computer codes as well as computer codes developed by the authors.

Its Contents: Uses simplified constitutive models such as linear and nonlinear elastic for resistance-displacement response in 1-D problems + Uses advanced constitutive models such as elasticplastic, continued yield plasticity and DSC for microstructural changes leading to microcracking, failure and liquefaction + Delves into the FE and FD methods for problems that are idealized as two-dimensional (2-D) and three-dimensional (3-D) + Covers the application for 3-D FE methods and an approximate procedure called multicomponent methods + Includes the application to a number of problems such as dams , slopes, piles, retaining (reinforced earth) structures, tunnels, pavements, seepage, consolidation, involving field measurements, shake table, and centrifuge tests + Discusses the effect of interface response on the behavior of geotechnical systems and liquefaction (considered as a microstructural instability).

This text is useful to practitioners, students, teachers, and researchers who have backgrounds in geotechnical, structural engineering, and basic mechanics courses.

J. Benton Jones Jr ... 264 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (December, 1999) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0849302056 - ISBN-13: 978-0849302053.

For more than 30 years, soil testing has been widely used as a basis for determining lime and fertilizer needs. Today, a number of procedures are used for determining everything from soil pH and lime requirement, to the level of extractable nutrient elements. And as the number of cropped fields being tested increases, more and more farmers and growers will come to rely on soil test results. But if soil testing is to be an effective means of evaluating the fertility status of soils, standardization of methodology is essential. No single test is appropriate for all soils. Soil Analysis Handbook of Reference Methods is a standard laboratory technique manual for the most commonly used soil analysis procedures. First published in 1974, this Handbook has changed over the years to reflect evolving needs. New test methods and modifications have been added, as well as new sections on nitrate, heavy metals, and quality assurance plans for agricultural testing laboratories. Compiled by the Soil and Plant Analysis Council, this latest edition of Soil Analysis Handbook of Reference Methods also addresses the major methods for managing plant nutrition currently in use in the United States and other parts of the world. For soil scientists, farmers, growers, or anyone with an interest in the environment, this reference will prove an invaluable guide to standard methods for soil testing well into the future.

J.B. Burland, M.B. Jamiolkowski, N. Squeglia, C. Viggiani ... 91 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (August, 2020) ... Language: English - AmazonSIN: B08LFWTXJG.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is known worldwide for its five-degree lean. The Tower is the Campanile of the Cathedral, which together with the Baptistry and Cemetery form a breath-taking collection of monuments which are regarded as supreme examples of early Renaissance Romanesque architecture. In March 1990 the Tower was closed to the public as it was declared unsafe and close to collapse. A Commission was set up by the Italian Government with the task of developing and implementing stabilization measures. This book begins with a brief description of the history of the Tower and its construction. The reader is then introduced to the huge challenges faced by the Commission in designing and implementing appropriate stabilization measures whilst at the same time satisfying the demanding requirements of conserving a world heritage monument. In particular, two historical studies are described which proved to be most valuable in arriving at suitable stabilization measures. The first was a deduction of the history of inclination of the tower during and subsequent to construction. The results of this study were used to calibrate a sophisticated numerical model of the tower and the underlying very soft ground which proved vital in evaluating the effectiveness of various stabilization schemes. The second study was of measurements of movement made since 1911. This latter study revealed an unexpected mechanism of foundation movement which proved crucial in developing the temporary and permanent stabilization measures and which resulted in the Tower being re-opened to the public in June 2001. The book will appeal to both professionals and students in the fields of Architecture and Civil Engineering.

It will also interest specialised audiences of geotechnical engineers and conservation architects. It may also be of wider interest to anyone planning to visit Pisa or who is intrigued as to what caused the Tower to lean and how it was stabilized.;1. Introduction. 2. The Leaning Tower. 3. The subsoil of the Tower. 4. History of the construction and inclination. 5. The results of monitoring: 1911-1990. 6. Studies and undertakings in the 20thcentury. 7. Leaning instability. 8. The work of the International Committee, 1990-2001. 9. And now? 10. Concluding remarks

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.

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.

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