Numerical Analysis and Modelling in Geomechanics

Author: John W. Bull
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482267675
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In geomechanics, existing design methods are very much dependent upon sophisticated on-site techniques to assess ground conditions. This book describes numerical analysis, computer simulation and modelling that can be used to answer some highly complex questions associated with geomechanics. The contributors, who are all international experts in the field, also give insights into the future directions of these methods. Numerical Analysis and Modelling in Geomechanics will appeal to professional engineers involved in designing and building both onshore and offshore structures, where geomechanical considerations may well be outside the usual codes of practice, and therefore specialist advice is required. Postgraduate researchers, degree students carrying out project work in this area will also find the book an invaluable resource.

Numerical Methods and Constitutive Modelling in Geomechanics

Author: Chandrakant S. Desai
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3709128323
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The solution of stress analysis problems through numerical, computer oriented techniques is becoming more and more popular in soil and rock engineering. This is due to the ability of these methods to handle geometrically complex problems even in the presence of highly nonlinear material behaviour, characterizing the majority of soils and rocks, and of media consisting of two or more phases, like saturated and partially saturated soils. Aim of this book is to present to researchers and engineers working in the various branches of geomechanics an updated state of the research on the development and application of numerical methods in geotechnical and foundation engineering. Particular attention is devoted to the formulation of nonlinear material models and to their use for the analysis of complex engineering problems. In addition to the constitutive modelling, other topics discussed concern the use of the finite element and boundary element methods in geomechanics; the dynamic analysis of inelastic and saturated soils; the solution of seepage, consolidation and coupled problems; the analysis of soil-structure interaction problems; the numerical procedures for the interpretation of field measurements; the analysis of tunnels and underground openings.

Innovative Numerical Modelling in Geomechanics

Author: Luis Ribeiro e Sousa
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203829808
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Since the 1990s five books on ‘Applications of Computational Mechanics in Geotechnical Engineering’ have been published. Innovative Numerical Modelling in Geomechanics is the 6th and final book in this series, and contains papers written by leading experts on computational mechanics. The book treats highly relevant topics in the field of geotechnics, such as environmental geotechnics, open and underground excavations, foundations, embankments and rockfill dams, computational systems and oil geomechanics. Special attention is paid to risk in geotechnical engineering, and to recent developments in applying Bayesian networks and Data Mining techniques. Innovative Numerical Modelling in Geomechanics will be of interest to civil, mining and environmental engineers, as well as to engineering geologists. The book will also be useful for academics and researchers involved in geotechnics.

Numerical Models in Geomechanics

Author: G.N. Pande
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9789058096364
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Reflecting the current research and advances made in the application of numerical methods in geotechnical engineering, this volume details proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on 'Numerical Models in Geomechanics - NUMOG IX' held in Ottawa, Canada, 25-27 August 2004. Highlighting a number of new developments in the area, papers concentrate upon the following four main areas: * constitutive relations for geomaterials * numerical algorithms: formulation and performance * modelling of transient, coupled and dynamic problems * application of numerical techniques to practical problems. Representing the most advanced, modern findings in the field, Numerical Models in Geomechanics is a comprehensive and impeccably-researched text, ideal for students and researchers as well as practising engineers.

Numerical Modelling in Geomechanics

Author: Manuel Pastor
Publisher: Kogan Page Limited
ISBN:
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Numerical modelling has begun a revolution in the available tools and methods with which to study geomechanics. This involves the analysis of geomaterials which are materials whose mechanical behaviour depends on the pressure to which they are subjected. These are mainly concrete, soils and rocks.

XAFS for Everyone

Author: Scott Calvin
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0415684048
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XAFS for Everyone provides a practical, thorough guide to x-ray absorption fine-structure (XAFS) spectroscopy for both novices and seasoned practitioners from a range of disciplines. The text is enhanced with more than 200 figures as well as cartoon characters who offer informative commentary on the different approaches used in XAFS spectroscopy. The book covers sample preparation, data reduction, tips and tricks for data collection, fingerprinting, linear combination analysis, principal component analysis, and modeling using theoretical standards. It describes both near-edge (XANES) and extended (EXAFS) applications in detail. Examples throughout the text are drawn from diverse areas, including materials science, environmental science, structural biology, catalysis, nanoscience, chemistry, art, and archaeology. In addition, five case studies from the literature demonstrate the use of XAFS principles and analysis in practice. The text includes derivations and sample calculations to foster a deeper comprehension of the results. Whether you are encountering this technique for the first time or looking to hone your craft, this innovative and engaging book gives you insight on implementing XAFS spectroscopy and interpreting XAFS experiments and results. It helps you understand real-world trade-offs and the reasons behind common rules of thumb.

Numerical Methods in Geomechanics

Author: J.B. Martins
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400978952
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FLAC and numerical modeling in geomechanics 2006

Author: Pedro M. Varona
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780976757702
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The contributions in this volume are divided into eight main themes: slopes and embankments, underground structures, coupled processes and fluid flow, dynamic analysis, soil-structure interaction, tectonics, numerical techniques / special topics, constitutive models / material behavior.

Advanced Numerical Applications and Plasticity in Geomechanics

Author: Vaughan D. Griffiths
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3709125782
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Through the contributions of well-known scholars, this book provides an updated overview of some relevant developments and applications in this rapidly growing field. Topics include constitutive models for geomaterials, numerical analysis of ground improvement techniques and tunnelling problems.

FLAC and Numerical Modeling in Geomechanics

Author: Christine Detournay
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9789058090744
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Sixty-five papers cover a wide range of topics from engineering applications to theoretical developments in the areas of embankment and slope stability, underground cavity design and mining; dynamic analysis, soil and structure interaction, and coupled processes and fluid flow.