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DianaFEM v10.3 [Size: 1.02 GB] ... DIANA (Displacement Analyzer) is an extensive multi-purpose finite element software package that is dedicated, but not exclusive, to a wide range of problems arising in Civil engineering including structural, geotechnical, tunnelling, earthquake disciplines and oil; gas engineering. DIANA is a well proven and tested software package that has been used on various landmark projects all over the world. The program's robust functionality includes extensive material models, element libraries and analysis procedures, which are based on the latest and the most advanced finite element analysis techniques. DIANA has been equipped with powerful solvers in order to optimize the solution procedures for all types of linear and nonlinear complex models with accurate results and fast computations. Its unique analysis capabilities are empowered by full modeling capabilities in 2D and 3D environments and tools for CAD interoperability. With the continuous demand for more efficient utilisation of resources and materials, together with the increasingly complex nature of engineering structures, DIANA is the all in one solution, which provides the competitive advantage when tackling design and assessment work in a huge range of civil and geotechnical scenarios.

Alan J. Lutenegger ... 512 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (March, 2017) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1498741010 - ISBN-13: 978-1498741019

This book covers the field of applied geotechnology related to all aspects of construction in ground, including compacted fill, excavations, ground improvement, foundations, earth retaining systems and geotechnical site characterization. It suits the first year of a graduate course on ground improvement and geoconstruction and will suit practicing engineers, both consultants and contractors. Distinctively it covers the identification of problematic soils and appropriate mitigation measures, and the inspection of ground construction work. It combines the technical and the practical in applied geotechnology.

Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn, Buddhima Indraratna, Jian J. Chu ... 608 pages - Publisher: Elsevier Science; (November, 2005) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0080446337 - ISBN-13: 978-0080446332

The first book of its kind, providing over thirty real-life case studies of ground improvement projects selected by the worlds top experts in ground improvement from around the globe.

Gordon A. Fenton, D. V. Griffiths ... 480 pages - Publisher: Wiley; (September, 2008) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0470178205 - ISBN-13: 978-0470178201

This text presents a thorough examination of the theories and methodologies available for risk assessment in geotechnical engineering, spanning the full range from established single-variable and "first order" methods to the most recent, advanced numerical developments. In response to the growing application of LRFD methodologies in geotechnical design, coupled with increased demand for risk assessments from clients ranging from regulatory agencies to insurance companies, authors Fenton and Griffiths have introduced an innovative reliability-based risk assessment method, the Random Finite Element Method (RFEM). The authors have spent more than fifteen years developing this statistically based method for modeling the real spatial variability of soils and rocks. As demonstrated in the book, RFEM performs better in real-world applications than traditional risk assessment tools that do not properly account for the spatial variability of geomaterials. This text is divided into two parts: Part One, Theory, explains the theory underlying risk assessment methods in geotechnical engineering. This part's seven chapters feature more than 100 worked examples, enabling you to develop a detailed understanding of the methods. Part Two, Practice, demonstrates how to use advanced probabilistic tools for several classical geotechnical engineering applications. Working with the RFEM, the authors show how to assess risk in problems familiar to all geotechnical engineers.

Yang Changwei, Zhang Jingyu, Lian Jing, Yu Wenying, Zhang Jianjing ... 218 pages - Publisher: Springer; (December, 2016) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 9811023794 - ISBN-13: 978-9811023798

This book begins with the dynamic characteristics of the covering layerbedrock type slope, containing monitoring data of the seismic array, shaking table tests, numerical analysis and theoretical derivation. Then it focuses on the landslide mechanism and assessment method. It also proposes a model that assessing the hazard area based on the field investigations. Many questions, exercises and solutions are given. Researchers and engineers in the field of Geotechnical Engineering and Anti-seismic Engineering can benefit from it.

Anirudhan I.V., V. B. Maji ... 339 pages - Publisher: Springer; 1st edition (June, 2018) ... Language: English - ASIN: B07DPGKTN9 by Amazon

This book comprises select proceedings of the annual conference of the Indian Geotechnical Society. The conference brings together research and case histories on various aspects of geotechnical engineering and geoenvironmental engineering. The book presents papers on geotechnical applications and case histories, covering topics such as (i) shallow and deep foundations; (ii) stability of earth and earth retaining structures; (iii) rock engineering, tunneling, and underground constructions; (iv) forensic investigations and case histories; (v) reliability in geotechnical engineering; and (vi) special topics such as offshore geotechnics, remote sensing and GIS, geotechnical education, codes, and standards. The contents of this book will be of interest to researchers and practicing engineers alike.

Shuying Wang, Yu Xinbao, Moses Tefe ... 248 pages - Publisher: Springer; (July, 2018) ... Language: English - ASIN: B07FKDS699 by Amazon

This book include research studies which deal with the attempts to address new solutions for challenges in geotechnical engineering such as characterization of new materials, application of glass fibre, geotextile fabric and permeable concrete, new numerical methods for traditional problems and some other geotechnical issues that are becoming quite relevant in today's world. The book adds to the geotechnical engineering field which still bears lots of big challenges. It contributes to make the civil infrastructures more sustainable using new technologies and materials that have been proposed and applied in various fields. Papers were selected from the 5th GeoChina International Conference 2018 – Civil Infrastructures Confronting Severe Weathers and Climate Changes: From Failure to Sustainability, held on July 23 to 25, 2018 in HangZhou, China.

M. S. Rahman, M. B. Can Ülker ... 506 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (September, 2018) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 149877167X - ISBN-13: 978-1498771672

Modeling and computing is becoming an essential part of the analysis and design of an engineered system. This is also true of "geotechnical systems", such as soil foundations, earth dams and other soil-structure systems. The general goal of modeling and computing is to predict and understand the behaviour of the system subjected to a variety of possible conditions/scenarios (with respect to both external stimuli and system parameters), which provides the basis for a rational design of the system. The essence of this is to predict the response of the system to a set of external forces. The modelling and computing essentially involve the following three phases: (a) Idealization of the actual physical problem, (b) Formulation of a mathematical model represented by a set of equations governing the response of the system, and (c) Solution of the governing equations (often requiring numerical methods) and graphical representation of the numerical results. This book will introduce these phases.

An-Bin Huang, Hai-Sui Yu ... 568 pages - Publisher: CRC Press (December, 2017) ... Language: English - ISBN-13: 978-1138720794

One of the core roles of a practising geotechnical engineer is to analyse and design foundations. This textbook for advanced undergraduates and graduate students covers the analysis, design and construction of shallow and deep foundations and retaining structures as well as the stability analysis and mitigation of slopes. It progressively introduces critical state soil mechanics and plasticity theories such as plastic limit analysis and cavity expansion theories before leading into the theories of foundation, lateral earth pressure and slope stability analysis. On the engineering side, the book introduces construction and testing methods used in current practice. Throughout it emphasizes the connection between theory and practice. It prepares readers for the more sophisticated non-linear elastic-plastic analysis in foundation engineering which is commonly used in engineering practice, and serves too as a reference book for practising engineers. A companion website provides a series of Excel spreadsheet programs to cover all examples included in the book, and PowerPoint lecture slides and a solutions manual for lecturers. Using Excel, the relationships between the input parameters and the design and analysis results can be seen. Numerical values of complex equations can be calculated quickly. non-linearity and optimization can be brought in more easily to employ functioned numerical methods. And sophisticated methods can be seen in practice, such as p-y curve for laterally loaded piles and flexible retaining structures, and methods of slices for slope stability analysis. Features: Covers shallow and deep foundations, and also slopes and retaining walls. * Covers analysis, and the design and engineering methods used in practice. * The companion website provides sophisticated excel spreadsheets for students to see the effects of changing parameters * And the website also gives instructors PowerPoint slides and a solutions manual * Suits final year undergraduates and graduate students as a textbook, and serves as a reference book for practising engineers.

Cheng Liu, Jack Evett ... 288 pages - Publisher: Pearson; 8th edition (August, 2013) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0135113903 - ISBN-13: 978-0135113905

Ideal for beginners, Soils and Foundations 8th Edition presents all essential aspects of soils and foundations in as simple and direct a manner as possible. Filled with worked examples, step-by-step solutions, and hands-on practice problems, it emphasizes design and practical applications supported by basic theory. Throughout, the authors promote learning through the extensive use of diagrams, charts, and illustrations. Coverage includes: engineering properties of soils: soil exploration, compaction, stabilization, and consolidation; water in soil; subsurface stresses; settlement of structures; shear strength; shallow and deep foundations; lateral earth pressure; retaining structures, and stability analysis of slopes. This edition's new coverage includes Pressuremeter and Dilatometer tests, water flow characterization with Bernoulli's Theorem, dewatering, uplift pressure on dams, and subsurface stresses caused by overlying soil masses.

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.

John Atkinson ... 480 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 2nd edition (June, 2007) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0415362563 - ISBN-13: 978-0415362566

Ideal for undergraduates of geotechnical engineering for civil engineers, this established textbook sets out the basic theories of soil mechanics in a clear and straightforward way; combining both classical and critical state theories and giving students a good grounding in the subject which will last right through into a career as a geotechnical engineer. The subject is broken down into discrete topics which are presented in a series of short, focused chapters with clear and accessible text that develops from the purely theoretical to discussing practical applications. Soil behaviour is described by relatively simple equations with clear parameters while a number of worked examples and simple experimental demonstrations are included to illustrate the principles involved and aid reader understanding.

Braja M. Das, Sanjay Kumar Shukla ... 344 pages - Publisher: J. Ross Publishing; 2nd edition (May, 2013) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1604270772 - ISBN-13: 978-1604270778

Anchors are primarily used in the construction of foundations of earth-supported and earth-retaining structures. The fundamental reason for using earth anchors in construction is to transmit the outwardly directed load to the soil at a greater depth and/or farther away from the structure. Although earth anchors have been used in practice for several hundred years, proper theoretical developments for purposes of modern engineering designs have taken place only during the past 40 to 45 years. This book summarizes most theoretical and experimental works directed toward the development of proper relationships for the ultimate and allowable holding capacity of earth anchors. Key Features: A discussion on single-helix screw anchors in sand has been added to Chapter 6 + Two new chapters have been added: Suction and Caisson Anchors (Chapter 9) and Geo-Anchors (Chapter 10) A summary section and self-assessment multiple-choice questions, with answers, are provided at the end of each chapter. + Details horizontal, vertical, and inclined anchor plates, helical anchors, and anchor piles. + Reviews the failure mechanism in soil located around the anchor as well as various theories to calculate the ultimate and allowable loads. + Includes laboratory and field test results to supplement and verify the theories in the book.

Isao Ishibashi, Hemanta Hazarika ... 432 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 2nd edition (March, 2015) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1482250411 - ISBN-13: 978-1482250411

Soil Mechanics Fundamentals and Applications, Second Edition effectively explores the nature of soil, explains the principles of soil mechanics, and examines soil as an engineering material. This latest edition includes all the fundamental concepts of soil mechanics, as well as an introduction to foundation engineering, including coverage of site exploration, shallow and deep foundation design, and slope stability. It presents the material in a systematic, step-by-step manner, and contains numerous problems, examples, and solutions. New to the Second Edition: The revised text expands the contents to include an introductory foundation engineering section to make the book cover the full range of geotechnical engineering. The book includes three new chapters: Site Exploration, Deep Foundations, and Slope Stability.

Braja M. Das ... 734 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 5th edition (April, 2019) ... Language: English - ASIN: B07QTD3RTH by Amazon

Now in its fifth edition, this classic textbook continues to offer a well-tailored resource for beginning graduate students in geotechnical engineering. Further developing the basic concepts from undergraduate study, it provides a solid foundation for advanced study. This new edition addresses a variety of recent advances in the field and each section is updated. Braja Das particularly expands the content on consolidation, shear strength of soils, and both elastic and consolidation settlements of shallow foundations to accommodate modern developments. New material includes: Recently published correlations of maximum dry density and optimum moisture content of compaction * Recent methods for determination of preconsolidation pressure * A new correlation for recompression index * Different approaches to estimating the degree of consolidation * A discussion on the relevance of laboratory strength tests to field conditions * Several new example problems. This text can be followed by advanced courses dedicated to topics such as mechanical and chemical stabilization of soils, geo-environmental engineering, critical state soil mechanics, geosynthetics, rock mechanics, and earthquake engineering. It can also be used as a reference by practical consultants.

Howard A. Perko ... 528 pages - Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (October, 2009) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0470404795 - ISBN-13: 978-0470404799

Less invasive than a traditional poured foundation, using helical piles as a foundation gains points in the USGBC's LEED rating system, making this an important green building technology. Helical Pile Sourcebook offers a practical, real-world approach to the design and installation of helical piles. With unbiased and non-proprietary coverage of the technology and available products, it reviews existing proprietary systems and discusses their pros and cons, as well as when to use helical pile technology over other foundation types. This is an essential resource for students and professionals in engineering, architecture, and construction.

ITASCA Flac2D v8.00.454 [Size: 246 MB] ... FLAC, Fast Lagrangian Analysis of Continua, is numerical modeling software for advanced geotechnical analysis of soil, rock, groundwater, and ground support in two dimensions. FLAC is used for analysis, testing, and design by geotechnical, civil, and mining engineers. It is designed to accommodate any kind of geotechnical engineering project that requires continuum analysis. FLAC utilizes an explicit finite difference formulation that can model complex behaviors, such as problems that consist of several stages, large displacements and strains, non-linear material behavior, or unstable systems (even cases of yield/failure over large areas, or total collapse).

Robert M. Koerner ... 816 pages - Publisher: Prentice Hall; 5th edition (April, 2005) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0131454153 - ISBN-13: 978-0131454156

Geosynthetic materials have entered the mainstream in the professional arena and are no longer considered new construction material. Professionals need to keep up with the nuances of how geosynthetics work. Emphasizes design by function; overviews all types of geosynthetics, with stand-alone units on particular materials. Uses S.I. units for all problems and examples. Expands coverage of containers and tubes in the geotextile chapter. Discusses walls and slope design, including seismic analysis, in the geogrid chapter. Treats wet landfills, agricultural waste, waste stability, and dam waterproofing in the geomembrane chapter. Discusses new products and related performances in the geosynthetic clay liner chapter. Discusses new products and related behavior, including fiber reinforcement and wall drainage, in the geocomposite chapter. Adds a completely new chapter on geofoam. A useful reference for transportation, geotechnical, environmental, and hydraulics professionals and engineers.

John C. Lommler ... 358 pages - Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (January, 2012) ... Language: English - ASIN: B0073A8SZ4 by Amazon

Devised with a focus on problem solving, Geotechnical Problem Solving bridges the gap between geotechnical and soil mechanics material covered in university Civil Engineering courses and the advanced topics required for practicing Civil, Structural and Geotechnical engineers. By giving newly qualified engineers the information needed to apply their extensive theoretical knowledge, and informing more established practitioners of the latest developments, this book enables readers to consider how to confidently approach problems having thought through the various options available. Where various competing solutions are proposed, the author systematically leads through each option, weighing up the benefits and drawbacks of each, to ensure the reader can approach and solve real-world problems in a similar manner. The scope of material covered includes a range of geotechnical topics, such as soil classification, soil stresses and strength and soil self-weight settlement. Shallow and deep foundations are analyzed, including special articles on laterally loaded piles, retaining structures including MSE and Tieback walls, slope and trench stability for natural, cut and fill slopes, geotechnical uncertainty, and geotechnical LRFD (Load and Resistance Factor Design).

Fu Hua Chen ... 300 pages - Publisher: Elsevier; (January, 1975) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0444569626 - ISBN-13: 978-0444569622

Since the first edition of Foundations on Expansive Soils appeared in 1975, considerable advancements have been made in this field. While most of the research has been concentrated in the area of heave prediction, identification of swelling soil and soil suction, studies on unsaturated soil, finite element analysis and stress modeling have also commanded a great deal of attention. More and more nations are becoming aware of the damage caused by expansive soils and it could be said that more than half the world is affected by swelling soils. As a consulting geotechnical engineer, the author has seen little advancement in the practical application of theoretical approaches towards solving engineering problems. Both geotechnical engineers and structural engineers adhere to the initial concept that by isolating water, the problem can be resolved. Unfortunately, more and more structural failure has been reported. This book provides the practicing engineer with a summary of the state-of-the art knowledge of expansive soils and practical solutions based upon the author's experience. Part I discusses theory and practice, and summarizes some of the theoretical physical properties of expansive soils. It also discusses various techniques employed to found structures on expansive soils such as drilled pier foundation, mat foundation, moisture control, soil replacement, and chemical stabilization. Part II presents six detailed case studies. A considerable amount of new material has been incorporated into each chapter of this revised edition, particularly on highway pavement and soil suction.

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