Advanced Numerical Applications and Plasticity in by Vaughan D. Griffiths, Giancarlo Gioda

By Vaughan D. Griffiths, Giancarlo Gioda

Numerical software of Plasticity to Geomechanics is a space of analysis that has grown quickly on the grounds that its origins within the overdue Sixties. This development ended in new methodologies and research techniques which are these days in most cases hired in Geotechnical Engineering perform. in the course of the contribution of famous students this e-book intends to supply an up-to-date evaluate of a few proper advancements and functions during this box. the subjects lined within the numerous chapters of the quantity should be summarised as follows: constitutive types for geomaterials, "damage|” soil mechanics, non-linear consolidation, swelling soils, impression of the statistical variability of soil homes at the balance of slopes and foundations, numerical research of floor development recommendations, tunneling problems.

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These techniques, whose range of applications dramatically increased with the developments of modem technology, can be subdivided into two main categories depending on their temporary or permanent effects. Among the temporary ones the electro-osmosis, the artificial ground freezing, the temporary lowering of the water table by pumping wells, etc. can be mentioned. Among those that lead to permanent improvements of the characteristics of the geotechnical medium, the most popular ones are the deep and shallow compaction, the permanent drainage systems, the low and high pressure grouting, the soil pre-loading, the reinforced earth, the thermal treatments, etc.

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Cm. cm. Tins does not permit the use of the relatively thick geotextiles or geogrids actually used in field applications. Consequently, a thin polypropylene, spunlaid needled, nonwoven geotextile was chosen for the tests. This choice leads to experimental results that cannot be directly used for the analysis of actual design problem. They permit, however, to define the main characteristics of a suitable numerical model of the composite material, which can be applied to the analysis of design problems, upon proper calibration of its parameters.

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