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Advanced Geotechnical Engineering: Soil-Structure Interaction Using Computer and Material Models Book by Chandrakant S. Desai and Musharraf Zaman 2

Advanced Geotechnical Engineering: Soil-Structure Interaction Using Computer and Material Models Book by Chandrakant S. Desai and Musharraf Zaman

Book Description

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.

  • 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Importance of Interaction
Importance of Material Behavior
Ranges of Applicability of Models
Computer Methods
Fluid Flow
Scope and Contents
References



Beam-Columns, Piles, and Walls: One-Dimensional Simulation
Introduction
Beams with Spring Soil Model
Laterally Loaded (One-Dimensional) Pile
Numerical Solutions
Finite Element Method: One-Dimensional Simulation
Soil Behavior: Resistance–Displacement ( py –v or p–y) Representation
One-Dimensional Simulation of Retaining Structures
Axially Loaded Piles
Torsional Load on Piles
Examples
Problems
References


Two- and Three-Dimensional Finite Element Static Formulations and Two-Dimensional Applications
Introduction
Finite Element Formulations
Nonlinear Behavior
Sequential Construction
Examples
Problems
References


Three-Dimensional Applications
Introduction
Multicomponent Procedure
Examples
Problems
References


Flow through Porous Media: Seepage
Introduction
Governing Differential Equation
Numerical Methods
Finite Element Method
Invariant Mesh or Fixed Domain Methods
Applications: Invariant Mesh Using RFP
Problems
Appendix A
References


Flow through Porous Deformable Media: One-Dimensional Consolidation
Introduction
One-Dimensional Consolidation
Nonlinear Stress–Strain Behavior
Numerical Methods
Examples
References

Coupled Flow through Porous Media: Dynamics and Consolidation
Introduction
Governing Differential Equations
Dynamic Equations of Equilibrium
Finite Element Formulation
Special Cases: Consolidation and Dynamics-Dry Problem
Applications
References


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