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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.

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.

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).

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