Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering: Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference, Manchester, 7-9 September 1994

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16 European countries are represented & the contributions demonstrate vigorous activity across a range of interests, but emphasise the importance of practical application of numerical techniques. Several papers address the problem of localised deformations, so important in many geotechnical situations involving shear banding. Specific areas of practical application include thermo-mechanical problems, tunnels & pipelines, foundations, reinforced soil, retaining walls, slopes & rock mechanics. This volume is essential reading for everyone wishing to keep abreast of the techniques of modern computer analyses applied to geotechnical engineering practice.
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Proceedings of the Third European Specialty Conference on [title], held in Manchester, England, September 1994. The contributions represent activity across a range of interests, but emphasize the importance of practical application of numerical techniques. Several papers address the problem of localized deformations, important in many geotechnical situations involving shear banding. Specific areas of practical application include thermo-mechanical problems, tunnels and pipelines, foundations, reinforced soil, retaining walls, slopes, and rock mechanics. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789054105107
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/1/1994
  • Pages: 444
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

A new constitutive non linear model for geomaterials and applications by the finite element method 3
Elastoplastic model for unsaturated expansive soils 11
FEM modelling of self-boring pressuremeter tests on sands by means of Lade's elasto-plastic laws 19
An automatic adaptive remeshing for modelling of shear band 27
Performance of the constitutive model for soil gUTS 35
Minimum time step criterion in finite element analysis of unsaturated consolidation, model U-DAM 43
Low-order finite elements in dilatant/contractant plastic flow 51
A combined constitutive model-adaptive mesh refinement formulation for the analysis of shear bands in soils 59
A non-linear anisotropic elastic model for overconsolidated clay based on strain energy 67
On the mechanical response of gassy clays: Some theoretical considerations 75
Nonlinear analysis of the coefficient of consolidation 81
A slip line model based on plastic localization and discontinuous approximation 85
Constitutive model for unsaturated soils: Validation on a silty material 91
Hourglass properties of 4-node quad 97
The selection of the parameters for the modified cam clay analysis 105
On integration rules for triangles 111
Implementation of a two-fields f.e.m. for incremental laws in large deformations 115
A numerical model for overconsolidated clays containing discontinuities 121
The influence of geometry and end restraint on the strength in triaxial compression in numerical simulations 129
An experimental and numerical investigation of the hydration of compacted powdered boom clay 135
Numerical simulation of general 3D quasi-static shear deformation of granular media 143
Interfacial localisation in a granular medium modelled as a Cosserat continuum 149
Numerical modelling of cyclic mobility during undrained cyclic loading 157
Finite element benchmarks for clays - The INTERCLAY II project 165
Thermo-hydro-mechanical modelling of an underground radioactive wastes disposal 171
Heating unsaturated clay - An experimental and numerical investigation 181
A parallel computing simulation of some experimental results of heat and moisture transfer in unsaturated soil 187
FEM-analysis of Heathrow NATM trial tunnel 195
Analysis of settlement damage to masonry structures 203
Steady finite-element method for analysis of advancing tunnels under non-uniform loading 209
Lateral soil restraint of a buried pipeline 215
A model of interaction between tunnelling and a masonry structure 221
Calculation of tunnels in soft ground 229
Short term and long term settlements around a tunnel in stiff clay 235
High-frequency response analyses of machine foundations 243
Numerical modelling of dynamic experiments on dry sand beds using simple models 249
Elastic settlements of circular footings on nonhomogeneous soils 257
Stress path analysis of geotechnical structures 263
A numerical study on pile foundation of the 300 m high Commerzbank tower in Frankfurt am Main 271
Numerical model of a piled foundation with respect to the stress history 279
Probabilistic validation of a numerical computing program for shallow foundation typical structure calculations 287
Analysis of the use of membranes in oil tank foundations 293
On the mechanical behaviour of sand reinforced with geotextiles 299
Finite element analysis of stabilized peat and clay 305
Analyses of a nailed soil wall curved in plan 311
Modelling of the sheet pile wall test in Karlsruhe 1993 319
Practical computations of slope liquefaction 325
Boundary conditions in the behaviour of large embankments 333
Limit state calculation of an anchored retaining wall 341
Estimating the groundwater effects of a road cutting 345
Lateral pile response using a single finite element 351
A numerical study of delayed failure of excavations 355
Flow towards open excavations with bottom grouted seal 363
Deep excavations in soft soil - Finite element analysis and in-situ measurements 369
Study on the active earth pressure with inclined surface and cohesive soil 377
Elastic-plastic finite element analysis of an excavated slope in soft clay 383
Evaluation of rock mass blockiness by using mathematic model 391
Mathematical modelling of rock bolt system 395
Numerical evaluation of effective moduli in brittle rocks with multiple interacting cracks 401
Finite element analysis of the failure of a sandstone cave roof in Nottingham 409
Numerical analysis of stability of waste disposal in salt rocks 417
Development of an inverse back analysis code and its verification 423
Author index 431
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