Authors: Y.M. Cheng, H. Wong, C.J. Leo, C.K. Lau

Series Title: Frontiers in Civil Engineering

Stability of Geotechnical Structures: Theoretical and Numerical Analysis

Volume 1

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Library License: US $396
ISSN: 2468-4694 (Print)
ISSN: 2468-4708 (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-304-9 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-303-2 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2016
DOI: 10.2174/97816810830321160101

Introduction

Stability of Geotechnical Structures: Theoretical and Numerical Analysis is a comprehensive introduction to the theory and applications of soil mechanics in structural stability. Chapters explain different mathematical methods to calculate structural stability metrics. Topics covered in the book include upper and lower bound methods, kinematic methods, slip line methods, limit analysis, limit equilibrium, and element methods. Additionally, fundamental principles in plasticity formulation are discussed in sufficient details, and sample computer programs are included to aid the readers in learning the presented theoretical material. The book also features worked examples for easy understanding. Theoretical material in the book is based on actual research conducted by the authors, with additional literature reviews and discussions about important topics in geotechnical engineering. Stability of Geotechnical Structures: Theoretical and Numerical Analysis is suitable for students undertaking advanced foundation or geotechnical engineering courses at undergraduate or postgraduate levels.

Preface

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Introduction

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Upper and Lower Bound Approaches

- Pp. 12-69 (58)
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Slip Line, Limit Equilibrium and Limit Analysis Methods

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Numerical Methods – Finite Element and Distinct Element Methods

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Numerical Techniques for Solution of Stability Problems

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Applications of Plasticity Theory and Limit Analysis to the Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations

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Subject Index

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