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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.

Damian Beben ... Language: English - AmazonSIN: B085L6LNBQ ... 223 pages - Publisher: Springer (March 4, 2020)


The primary objective of this book is to provide designers with a set of analysis and design specifications for soil-steel bridges and culverts, also called flexible structures. Brief but informative, this guide is based on a quick look up approach to code applications, design and analysis methods/calculations as well as applications and solved examples. The book addresses the unique aspects of soil-steel bridges: design and analysis as well as examples of applications, numerical analysis and modeling techniques, corrosion and durability problems, service life and maintenance, and impact of moving loads.

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.

Yang H. Huang ... 376 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers; (February, 2014) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 078441288X - ISBN-13: 978-0784412886.

Slope Stability Analysis by the Limit Equilibrium Method: Fundamentals and Methods presents basic principles for the safe design of constructed or natural earth slopes. The limit equilibrium method is the most common approach for analyzing slope stability in both two and three dimensions. This method identifies potential failure mechanisms and derives factors of safety for a particular geotechnical situation. It is an appropriate choice for assessing the stability of retaining walls, shallow and deep foundations, earth and rock dams, surface mining sites, and potential landslides.The fundamentals of slope stability encompass slope movements and methods for stability analysis, mechanics of slope failure and factors of safety, laboratory and field methods to determine the shear strength of soils, estimation of phreatic surfaces, and remedial measures for correcting slides. Methods of stability analysis cover simple formulas for determining the factor of safety for plane failures, stability charts, methods of slices for two-dimensional analysis, three-dimensional analysis techniques, and reliability of slope design. An appendix provides a preview of a companion product, LEAME Software and Users Manual: Analyzing Slope Stability by the Limit Equilibrium Method, a computer program for performing the slope stability analysis presented in this work.The clear presentation of the principles of slope stability analysis ensures that this work will be a frequently consulted reference for practicing engineers. The wealth of worked examples and problem sets make this a suitable textbook for senior and graduate students in soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering.

Chuanzhi Huang ... 481 pages - Publisher: Springer; (January, 2020) ... Language: English - AmazonSIN: B083GJZWRJ.

This book establishes the equations of limit analysis and provides a complete theoretical basis for foundation capacity, slope stability, and earth pressure. It is divided into three parts, the first of which discusses the failure mode and fundamental equation of soil mass. The second part addresses the solution methods for limit analysis, including the characteristic line method, stress field method, limit equilibrium method, virtual work equation-based generalized limit equilibrium method and generalized limit equilibrium method for the surface failure mode. Lastly, the third part examines the application of the limit analysis theory to soil mass.

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.

Ryosuke Kitamura, Kazunari Sako ... 188 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (August, 2019) ... Language: English - AmazonSIN: B07W86B2PY.

Soil is fundamentally a multi-phase material – consisting of solid particles, water and air. In soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering it is widely treated as an elastic, elastoplastic or visco-elastoplastic material, and consequently regarded as a continuum body. However, this book explores an alternative approach, considering soil as a multi-phase and discrete material and applying basic Newtonian mechanics rather than analytical mechanics. It applies microscopic models to the solid phase and fluid phases, and then introduces probability theory and statistics to derive average physical quantities which correspond to the soil‘s macroscopic physical properties such as void ratio and water content. This book is particularly focused on the mechanical behaviour of dry, partially saturated and full saturated sandy soil, as much of the physicochemical microscopic characteristic of clayey soil is still not clear. It explores the inter-particle forces at the point of contact of soil particles and the resultant inter-particle stresses, instead of the total stress and effective stress which are studied in mainstream soil mechanics. Deformation and strength behaviour, soil-water characteristic curves, and permeability coefficients of water and air are then derived simply from grain size distribution, soil particle density, void ratio and water content. A useful reference for consultants, professional engineers, researchers and public sector organisations involved in unsaturated soil tests. Advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students on Unsaturated Soil Mechanics courses will also find it a valuable text to study.

Pasquale Giovine, Paolo Maria Mariano, Giuseppe Mortara ... 430 pages - Publisher: Birkhäuser; (March, 2019) ... Language: English - AmazonSIN: B07QQV28CH.

This special issue collects selected contributions (excluding general lectures) of a Symposium on "Micro to MACRO Mathematical Modelling in Soil Mechanics", which took place at the University of Reggio Calabria, Italy, from May 29th to June 1st, 2018. The Symposium provided an opportunity to enhance the scientific debate on the construction of mathematical models for the description of the physical behaviour of soils, as well as on the suggestions provided by the micro-mechanical observation of the matter. The focus was on the comparison between the appropriateness of models and the need of mathematics to obtain rigorous results, which involves know-how from applied mathematical physics, geotechnical engineering and mechanics of solids.

T. S. Nagaraj ...708 pages -Publisher: Elsevier Science; (January, 1993) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0444889116 - ISBN-13: 978-0444889119.

Soils, rocks and concrete are the principal materials a civil engineer encounters in practice. This book deals with the material analogies, their implications in property characterization, giving attention to similar as well as dissimilar methods in respect of each of these three materials. It provides an integrated, systematic approach for realistic assessment of engineering properties of soils, rocks and concrete. Geotechnical engineers, civil engineers and materials scientists will be interested in this volume.

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.

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.

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.

Fu Hua Chen ... 304 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (September, 1999) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0849322944 - ISBN-13: 978-0849322945.

In the last forty years, at least fifty books have been written on the subject of soil mechanics, most of them textbooks. Only a few touch on practical applications. Soil Engineering: Testing, Design, and Remediation supplies the information needed to fill the gap between textbook learning and practical know-how. When engineers deal with major projects, such as the Teton Dam or the Leaning Tower of Pisa, they need high-tech solutions. More often than not, however, they deal with the foundations for warehouses, schools, medium-rise buildings, and residential structures, projects that need low-tech solutions. Ninety percent of the time consulting engineers don't require mathematical treatment or computer analysis, they require experience.

Soil engineering problems cannot be resolved with textbook information alone. This book provides the practical meaning of the different aspects of soil mechanics, the use of unconfined compression test data, the meaning of consolidated tests, the practical value of lateral pressure, and more. In addition to the technical aspects of foundation investigation, in the real world the shadow of litigation looms over every consultant's head. The author covers legal issues in detail. After several years in foundation investigation most consultants realize that soil engineering is a combination of art and science. Soil Engineering: Testing, Design and Remediation demystifies this connection and supplies real-world examples of practical applications. This hands-on, ready reference will be essential tool for any consultant working in the field.

Lakshmi N. Reddi ... 416 pages - Publisher: Wiley; (May, 2003) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0471356166 - ISBN-13: 978-0471356165.

 Up-to-date coverage of fundamental seepage principles, closed-form solutions, and applications Seepage in Soils combines a broad range of applications with rigorous quantitative skills to give insight into the fundamental principles and mathematical solutions of seepage. A wealth of closed-form analytical solutions are provided to solve a variety of problems, minimizing the use of computer software and numerical models. Completely up to date with coverage of new developments in separators, filters, and geosynthetics, this textbook includes exercises in seepage quantification, seepage forces, and dewatering. Complete coverage is useful in all subdivisions of civil engineering. Material is divided into three modules: Principles and mathematical solutions Filters and drainage layers Applications Only a nominal background in mathematics and soil mechanics is required for Seepage in Soils to serve as an invaluable resource for civil engineering students across many subdisciplines. In addition, it serves as a useful reference for geotechnical, environmental, and structural engineers, hydrologists, geologists, agronomists, and soil scientists.

P. F. McCombie, J-Claude Morel, D. Garnier ... 186 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (September, 2015) ... Language: English - ASIN: B015PNEVXI by Amazon.

Take a Detailed Look at the Practice of Drystone Retaining Wall Construction: Drystone retaining walls make very efficient use of local materials, and sit comfortably in their environment. They make an important contribution to heritage and to the character of the landscape, and are loved by many people who value the skill and ingenuity that has gone into their construction, as well as simply how they look. And yet, in engineering terms, they are complex. They can deform significantly as their loading changes and their constituent stones weather. This gives them ductility—they deal with changes by adapting to them. In some ways, they behave like conventional concrete retaining walls, but in many ways they are better. They cannot be designed or assessed correctly unless these differences are understood.
    Implementing concepts that require no prior knowledge of civil engineering, the authors: Explain the behavior of earth retaining structures + Provide a theoretical framework for modeling the mechanical stability of a drystone retaining wall  + Outline reliable rules for constructing a drystone retaining wall  + Include charts to support the preliminary sizing of drystone retaining walls  + Examine the relevance of drystone in terms of sustainability  + Describe more advanced methods of analysis.

    S. Kumar Shukla ... 456 pages - Publisher: Thomas Telford Publishing; (January, 2002) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0727731173 - ISBN-13: 978-0727731173.

    Geosynthetics are being used extensively throughout the world as they offer the most efficient and cost-effective solutions of a myriad of civil engineering problems. If properly protected, geosynthetics have the potential of functioning for hundreds of years. Rational design methods - based on sound concepts and standardized text techniques for determining the technical properties of geosynthetics - are now available, placing the use of geosynthetics on a firm base.

    Wlodzimierz Derski, Ryszard Izbicki, Igor Kisiel, Zenon Mroz ... 738 pages - Publisher: Elsevier Science; (January, 1989) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0444564381 - ISBN-13: 978-0444564382.

    Although theoretical in character, this book provides a useful source of information for those dealing with practical problems relating to rock and soil mechanics - a discipline which, in the view of the authors, attempts to apply the theory of continuum to the mechanical investigation of rock and soil media. The book is in two separate parts. The first part, embodying the first three chapters, is devoted to a description of the media of interest. Chapter 1 introduces the main argument and discusses the essence of the discipline and its links with other branches of science which are concerned, on the one hand, with technical mechanics and, on the other, with the properties, origins, and formation of rock and soil strata under natural field conditions. Chapter 2 describes mechanical models of bodies useful for the purpose of the discourse and defines the concept of the limit shear resistance of soils and rocks. Chapter 3 gives the actual properties of soils and rocks determined from experiments in laboratories and in situ. Several tests used in geotechnical engineering are described and interconnections between the physical state of rocks and soils and their rheological parameters are considered. The second part of the book considers the applications of various theories which were either first developed for descriptive purposes in continuum mechanics and then adopted in soil and rock mechanics, or were specially developed for the latter discipline. Chapter 4 discusses the application of the theory of linear viscoelasticity in solving problems of stable behaviour of rocks and soils. Chapter 5 covers the use of the groundwater flow theory as applied to several problems connected with water movement in an undeformable soil or rock skeleton. Chapter 6 is a natural expansion of the arguments put forward in the previous chapter. Here the movement of water is regarded as the cause of deformation of the rock or soil skeleton.

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