Numerical Models in Geomechanics NUMOG V: Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Numerical Models in Geomechanics-Numog V, Davos, Switzerland, 6-8 September 1995


These proceedings contain 109 papers which reflect current research and advances in the applications of numerical methods to geotechnical engineering problems. Topics covered include: strain location; hydroplasticity; modelling of nuclear waste repository; and induced and inherent anisotropy.
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These proceedings contain 109 papers which reflect current research and advances in the applications of numerical methods to geotechnical engineering problems. Topics covered include: strain location; hydroplasticity; modelling of nuclear waste repository; and induced and inherent anisotropy.
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Proceedings of the September 1995 symposium, containing 109 papers reflecting current research and advances in applications of numerical methods to geotechnical engineering problems. Sections on constitutive relations for geological materials; instability and strain; modeling of reinforced soil; modeling of transient/coupled problems; numerical algorithms; and application of numerical techniques to practical problems highlight developments in finite deformation theory, hydroplasticity, anisotropy, partially saturated soils, modeling of nuclear waste repositories, parallel computing, and environmental geomechanics. Includes b&w photos. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789054105688
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/1/1995
  • Pages: 720
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Finite deformation theory for a Cam-Clay model 3
Some recent advances in modeling rock salt creep 9
Constitutive modelling of critical states in hypoplasticity 15
An elastoplastic model with damage for bonded geomaterials 21
An elastoplastic model for clay: Formulation and algorithmic aspects 27
On the mechanical response of partially saturated soils at low and high degrees of saturation 33
Derivation of equivalent hydro-mechanical properties of a highly fractured saturated granite 39
Thermoplastic constitutive model for unsaturated soils: A prospective approach 45
Micromechanical analysis of a Scheneebeli material specimen 51
A cyclic elasto-plastic model for sand based on the generalized flow rule and its application 57
Drained behavior of sand with inherent transverse isotropy 63
Modelling of soil behaviour under monotonic and cyclic loadings 69
State boundary surface and anisotropy 77
Kinematic hardening model for structured soil 83
Physico-chemical interactions between clay particles 89
A mechanistic model for multi-asperity contact between surfaces 95
Viscoplastic augmentation of Hoek-Brown based plasticity model 101
A model for water-saturated loose sand 109
A unified formulation of constitutive relations for saturated and partially saturated soils 113
Undrained behaviour of very loose Hostun RF sand in triaxial compression and extension 119
Modelling of initial and induced anisotropy in sand 125
Use of the pressuremeter test for the determination of properties of sands obeying non associated Mohr-Coulomb criterion 133
Subloading surface model for soils 139
Shear band localization in partially saturated porous media 147
Instability of saturated elastoplastic soils 153
Theoretical and numerical studies of constitutive stability and uniqueness 159
Loss of uniqueness of the solution in a boundary value problem 165
Bifurcation analysis of frictional materials 173
Description of localized deformation in saturated cemented materials 181
Effects of strain localization in triaxial extension tests 187
A new approach to softening plasticity 193
Computation of localisation in undrained soil using adaptive mesh refinement 203
Modelling of strain softening and localization 209
A numerical scheme for modelling kinematic propagation of shear bands 215
An experimental and numerical analysis of the stability problem in uniaxial compression 223
Numerical analysis of reinforced earth walls via a homogenization method 231
Limit condition for unidirectionally reinforced soils 237
The modelling of soil reinforced by used tyres - Application for retaining walls 243
Increase of undrained shear strength and anisotropic characteristics of clay ground improved with sand compaction piles 249
3-D DEM modelling of coupled thermo-mechanical response for a hypothetical nuclear waste repository 257
A finite element solution for thermo-hydro-mechanical coupling taking into account heat convection 263
Validation of a nonlinear coupled dynamic model with a centrifuge test of VELACS project 269
Thermal analysis for homogeneous and nonhomogeneous soils 275
Analysis of cyclic mobility effects using a modified densification model 281
Evaluation of coefficient of consolidation for nonlinear soil 287
Computational modelling of frost heave 293
Two-dimensional moisture distributions in layered profiles beneath covered areas using transform solution techniques 303
Calibration of infiltration boundary conditions for flow in partially saturated soils 309
Estimation of seepage through spatially random soil by equivalent rectangles 315
A practical method of predicting seasonal ground movement 321
Strain and contamination history dependence in chemo-plasticity of clays subjected to environmental loads 329
Transport modelling under transient flow conditions 337
Comparison of software modelling the transport of pollutants through saturated soil 343
Laboratory estimation of the diffusion and partition coefficients of fluoride in kaolin clay 349
Implications of non-equilibrium sorption on the interception-sorption trench remediation strategy 355
Uncoupling of coupled flows in soil - A finite element method 363
Development of a variational displacement discontinuity method: Application to some fracture problems 369
Incremental analysis of large deformation using polar decomposition 375
On the indentation of a non-homogeneous elastic geomaterial: Analytical and computational estimates 381
A numerical solution of coupled heat and moisture transfer in unsaturated soil on a parallel supercomputer 391
Computation of collapse load using mixed finite elements 397
Localization problems under volume constraints: A mixed formulation approach 403
Element performance in soil and rock plasticity 411
Coupled FEM-EFGM for consolidation modelling 417
Integration by FEM of viscous models: A comparison between three time-discrete schemes 423
Applications of neural networks in stress wave problems in piles 429
A neural network for soil compaction 435
Interaction of rock bolts and shotcrete tunnel lining 443
Numerical analysis of tunnel floor heaves in swelling ground 451
A three-dimensional finite element model of tunnelling 457
Prediction of deformation behaviour of a tunnel in squeezing rock with time-dependent characteristics 463
Modelling of tunnel excavation in soft soil 471
Numerical modelling of a tunnel excavated in expansive deep clay soil 477
Stress distribution due to tunnel excavation 483
Practical application of numerical modelling to vibrations in railway tunnels 489
Prediction of surface settlement profiles due to tunnel excavation: Model tests and numerical analyses 495
Numerical modelling of an axial push test on a buried pipeline 501
The long term convergence of a deep tunnel 507
Numerical interpretation of in-situ tests in rocksalt hydrocarbon storage caverns 513
Response of a tunnel in soft ground to longitudinal earthquake excitations 519
Predicting large displacements of landslides 527
Finite element analyses of two slope liquefaction case histories 533
Numerical analysis of deep excavation 539
Effects of changes in geometry on deformation behaviour under embankment loading 545
Coupled dynamic analysis of San Fernando Dam 551
Collapse settlement - A trap revealed 557
Analysis of piled-raft foundation 565
Grain size effect in bearing capacity of a strip foundation on sand 571
Finite layer analysis of pile groups in layered soils 577
Bearing capacity of strip footing on layered subsoil 583
3-D finite element analyses of the ultimate behavior of laterally loaded cast-in-place concrete piles 589
Prediction analyses of up-lift resistance of a belled foundation in cohesive soil 595
Verification of an elastoplastic constitutive relation with shallow foundation tests 601
Development of lateral deformation mechanisms around a pile 607
The 3-D FE analysis of model group piles embedded in sand 613
Cyclic load-induced settlement of strip foundation on saturated clay 619
The nonlinear stiffness of pile foundations 625
Settlement computation for nuclear power plants: Rheological and geostatistical considerations 633
Modelling of mechanical effects of alkali-silica reaction in Beauharnois powerhouse 639
Numerical analysis of rock blocks impacting a soil cushion 645
Train induced vibrations and its influence on the neighborhood 651
Finite element analysis of the effects of rising groundwater on a deep basement 657
Using a finite element program ABAQUS in predicting the cooling rates of hot mix asphalt 663
Analysis of initial rock stress measurements in salt 669
Some results from benchmark tests for geotechnical engineering 675
Some remarks on the validation of finite element codes in geotechnics 681
Finite element analysis of the effect of drainage conditions on the in-situ shear vane test 687
The passive earth pressure distribution on the trap door 693
A boundary element method approach for the solution of contact problems with friction 697
Author index 705
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