Analysis and Design of Geotechnical Structures

Analysis and Design of Geotechnical Structures
Author: Manuel Matos Fernandes
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 754
Release: 2020-08-27
ISBN: 0429676166
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Analysis and Design of Geotechnical Structures Book Excerpt:

Analysis and design of geotechnical structures combines, in a single endeavor, a textbook to assist students in understanding the behavior of the main geotechnical works and a guide for practising geotechnical engineers, designers, and consultants. The subjects are treated in line with limit state design, which underpins the Eurocodes and most North America design codes. Instructors and students will value innovative approaches to numerous issues refined by the experience of the author in teaching generations of enthusiastic students. Professionals will gain from its comprehensive treatment of the topics covered in each chapter, supplemented by a plethora of informative material used by consultants and designers. For the benefit of both academics and professionals, conceptual exercises and practical geotechnical design problems are proposed at the end of most chapters. A final annex includes detailed resolutions of the exercises and problems.

Finite Element Analysis in Geotechnical Engineering

Finite Element Analysis in Geotechnical Engineering
Author: David M. Potts,Lidija Zdravkovic,Lidija Zdravković
Publsiher: Thomas Telford
Total Pages: 440
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780727727534
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finite Element Analysis in Geotechnical Engineering Book Excerpt:

An insight into the use of the finite method in geotechnical engineering. The first volume covers the theory and the second volume covers the applications of the subject. The work examines popular constitutive models, numerical techniques and case studies.

Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering

Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering
Author: Kyriazis D. Pitilakis
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 487
Release: 2007-06-14
ISBN: 1402058926
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering Book Excerpt:

This book contains the full papers on which the invited lectures of the 4th International Conference on Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (4ICEGE) were based. The conference was held in Thessaloniki, Greece, from 25 to 28 June, 2007. The papers offer a comprehensive overview of the progress achieved in soil dynamics and geotechnical earthquake engineering, examine ongoing and unresolved issues, and discuss ideas for the future.

Reliability of Geotechnical Structures in ISO2394

Reliability of Geotechnical Structures in ISO2394
Author: K.K. Phoon,J.V. Retief
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2016-11-25
ISBN: 1351783408
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reliability of Geotechnical Structures in ISO2394 Book Excerpt:

The latest 4th edition of the international standard on the principles of reliability for load bearing structures (ISO2394:2015) includes a new Annex D dedicated to the reliability of geotechnical structures. The emphasis in Annex D is to identify and characterize critical elements of the geotechnical reliability-based design process. This book contains a wealth of data and information to assist geotechnical engineers with the implementation of semi-probabilistic or full probabilistic design approaches within the context of established geotechnical knowledge, principles, and experience. The introduction to the book presents an overview on how reliability can play a complementary role within prevailing norms in geotechnical practice to address situations where some measured data and/or past experience exist for limited site-specifi c data to be supplemented by both objective regional data and subjective judgment derived from comparable sites elsewhere. The principles of reliability as presented in ISO2394:2015 provides the common basis for harmonization of structural and geotechnical design. The balance of the chapters describes the uncertainty representation of geotechnical design parameters, the statistical characterization of multivariate geotechnical data and model factors, semi-probabilistic and direct probability-based design methods in accordance to the outline of Annex D. This book elaborates and reinforces the goal of Annex D to advance geotechnical reliability-based design with geotechnical needs at the forefront while complying with the general principles of reliability given by ISO2394:2015. It serves as a supplementary reference to Annex D and it is a must-read for designing geotechnical structures in compliance with ISO2394:2015.

Guidelines for the Use of Advanced Numerical Analysis

Guidelines for the Use of Advanced Numerical Analysis
Author: David Potts,Kenet Axelsson
Publsiher: Thomas Telford
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2002
ISBN: 0727731254
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guidelines for the Use of Advanced Numerical Analysis Book Excerpt:

It is not easy for engineers to gain all the skills necessary to perform numerical analysis. This book is an authoritative guide that explains in detail the potential restrictions and pitfalls and so help engineers undertake advanced numerical analysis. It discusses the major approximations involved in nonlinear numerical analysis and describes some of the more popular constituitive models currently available and explores their strengths and weaknesses. It also discusses the determination of material parameters for defining soil behaviour, investigates the options for modelling structural components and their interface with the soil and the boundary conditions that are appropriate in geotechnical analysis and the assumptions implied when they are used. Guidelines for the use of Advanced Numerical Analysis also provides guidelines for best practice of specific types of soil-structure interaction that are common in urban development and discusses the role of benchmarking exercises. This authoritative book will be invaluable to practising engineers involved in urban development. It will also be useful tool for geotechnical and structural engineers.

Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Engineering

Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Engineering
Author: Kok-Kwang Phoon,Jianye Ching
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2018-10-09
ISBN: 1482227223
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Engineering Book Excerpt:

Establishes Geotechnical Reliability as Fundamentally Distinct from Structural Reliability Reliability-based design is relatively well established in structural design. Its use is less mature in geotechnical design, but there is a steady progression towards reliability-based design as seen in the inclusion of a new Annex D on "Reliability of Geotechnical Structures" in the third edition of ISO 2394. Reliability-based design can be viewed as a simplified form of risk-based design where different consequences of failure are implicitly covered by the adoption of different target reliability indices. Explicit risk management methodologies are required for large geotechnical systems where soil and loading conditions are too varied to be conveniently slotted into a few reliability classes (typically three) and an associated simple discrete tier of target reliability indices. Provides Realistic Practical Guidance Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Engineering makes these reliability and risk methodologies more accessible to practitioners and researchers by presenting soil statistics which are necessary inputs, by explaining how calculations can be carried out using simple tools, and by presenting illustrative or actual examples showcasing the benefits and limitations of these methodologies. With contributions from a broad international group of authors, this text: Presents probabilistic models suited for soil parameters Provides easy-to-use Excel-based methods for reliability analysis Connects reliability analysis to design codes (including LRFD and Eurocode 7) Maximizes value of information using Bayesian updating Contains efficient reliability analysis methods Accessible To a Wide Audience Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Engineering presents all the "need-to-know" information for a non-specialist to calculate and interpret the reliability index and risk of geotechnical structures in a realistic and robust way. It suits engineers, researchers, and students who are interested in the practical outcomes of reliability and risk analyses without going into the intricacies of the underlying mathematical theories.

Aquananotechnology

Aquananotechnology
Author: David E. Reisner,T. Pradeep
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 887
Release: 2014-09-24
ISBN: 0415621275
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aquananotechnology Book Excerpt:

The world’s fresh water supplies are dwindling rapidly—even wastewater is now considered an asset. By 2025, most of the world's population will be facing serious water stresses and shortages. Aquananotechnology: Global Prospects breaks new ground with its informative and innovative introduction of the application of nanotechnology to the remediation of contaminated water for drinking and industrial use. It provides a comprehensive overview, from a global perspective, of the latest research and developments in the use of nanotechnology for water purification and desalination methods. The book also covers approaches to remediation such as high surface area nanoscale media for adsorption of toxic species, UV treatment of pathogens, and regeneration of saturated media with applications in municipal water supplies, produced water from fracking, ballast water, and more. It also discusses membranes, desalination, sensing, engineered polymers, magnetic nanomaterials, electrospun nanofibers, photocatalysis, endocrine disruptors, and Al13 clusters. It explores physics-based phenomena such as subcritical water and cavitation-induced sonoluminescence, and fog harvesting. With contributions from experts in developed and developing countries, including those with severe contamination, such as China, India, and Pakistan, the book’s content spans a wide range of the subject areas that fall under the aquananotechnology banner, either squarely or tangentially. The book strongly emphasizes sorption media, with broad application to a myriad of contaminants—both geogenic and anthropogenic—keeping in mind that it is not enough for water to be potable, it must also be palatable.

Advanced Geotechnical Engineering

Advanced Geotechnical Engineering
Author: Chandrakant S. Desai,Musharraf Zaman
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 638
Release: 2013-11-27
ISBN: 1466515619
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Geotechnical Engineering Book Excerpt:

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

Geotechnical Safety and Risk V

Geotechnical Safety and Risk V
Author: T. Schweckendiek,A.F. van Tol,D. Pereboom
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 1028
Release: 2015-10-09
ISBN: 161499580X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geotechnical Safety and Risk V Book Excerpt:

Geotechnical Risk and Safety V contains contributions presented at the 5th International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety and Risk (5th ISGSR, Rotterdam, 13-16 October 2015) which was organized under the auspices of the Geotechnical Safety Network (GEOSNet) and the following technical committees of the of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSGME): • TC304 Engineering Practice of Risk Assessment & Management • TC205 Safety and Serviceability in Geotechnical Design • TC212 Deep Foundations • TC302 Forensic Geotechnical Engineering Geotechnical Risk and Safety V covers seven themes: 1. Geotechnical Risk Management and Risk Communication 2. Variability in Ground Conditions and Site Investigation 3. Reliability and Risk Analysis of Geotechnical Structures 4. Limit-state design in Geotechnical Engineering 5. Assessment and Management of Natural Hazards 6. Contractual and Legal Issues of Foundation and (Under)Ground Works 7. Case Studies, Monitoring and Observational Method The 5th ISGSR is the continuation of a series of symposiums and workshops on geotechnical risk and reliability, starting with LSD2000 (Melbourne, Australia), IWS2002 (Tokyo and Kamakura, Japan), LSD2003 (Cambridge, USA), Georisk2004 (Bangalore, India), Taipei2006 (Taipei, Taiwan), the 1st ISGSR (Shanghai, China, 2007), the 2nd ISGSR (Gifu, Japan, 2009), the 3rd ISGSR (Munich, Germany, 2011) and the 4th ISGSR (Hong Kong, 2013).

Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies

Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies
Author: Yoon-Moon Chun,Peter Claisse,Tarun R. Naik,Eshmaiel Ganjian
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 816
Release: 2007-05-31
ISBN: 0415415861
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies Book Excerpt:

The construction materials industry is a major user of the world’s resources. While enormous progress has been made towards sustainability, the scope and opportunities for improvements are significant. To further the effort for sustainable development, a conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies was held at Coventry University, Coventry, U.K., from June 11th - 13th, 2007, to highlight case studies and research on new and innovative ways of achieving sustainability of construction materials and technologies. This book presents selected, important contributions made at the conference. Over 190 papers from over 45 countries were accepted for presentation at the conference, of which approximately 100 selected papers are published in this book. The rest of the papers are published in two supplementary books. Topics covered in this book include: sustainable alternatives to natural sand, stone, and Portland cement in concrete; sustainable use of recyclable resources such as fly ash, ground municipal waste slag, pozzolan, rice-husk ash, silica fume, gypsum plasterboard (drywall), and lime in construction; sustainable mortar, concrete, bricks, blocks, and backfill; the economics and environmental impact of sustainable materials and structures; use of construction and demolition wastes, and organic materials (straw bale, hemp, etc.) in construction; sustainable use of soil, timber, and wood products; and related sustainable construction and rehabilitation technologies.

Physical Modelling in Geotechnics Two Volume Set

Physical Modelling in Geotechnics  Two Volume Set
Author: C.W.W. Ng,Y.H. Wang,L.M. Zhang
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1608
Release: 2006-07-20
ISBN: 0415889294
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physical Modelling in Geotechnics Two Volume Set Book Excerpt:

An excellent source of reference on the current practice of physical modelling in geotechnics and environmental engineering. Volume One concentrates on physical modelling facilities and experimental techniques, soil characterisation, slopes, dams, liquefaction, ground improvement and reinforcement, offshore foundations and anchors, and pipelines. V

Seismic Behaviour of Ground and Geotechnical Structures Special Volume of TC 4

Seismic Behaviour of Ground and Geotechnical Structures  Special Volume of TC 4
Author: Pedro S. Seco e Pinto
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2021-05-30
ISBN: 1000443620
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seismic Behaviour of Ground and Geotechnical Structures Special Volume of TC 4 Book Excerpt:

Containing papers from the Special Technical Session on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, this volume includes coverage of: zonation maps; liquefaction; side effects; ground motions; slope instability; seismic behaviour of slopes; dikes and dams; and warning systems.

Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials

Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials
Author: V.A. Rinaldi,M.E. Zeballos,J.J. Clariá
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 1236
Release: 2015-12-11
ISBN: 1614996016
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials Book Excerpt:

In November 2015, Buenos Aires, Argentina became the location of several important events for geo-professionals, with the simultaneous holding of the 6th International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials, the 15th Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (XV PCSMGE), the 8th South American Congress on Rock Mechanics (SCRM), as well as the 22nd Argentinean Congress of Geotechnical Engineering (CAMSIGXXII). This synergy provided a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and discuss current and future practices in the areas of soil mechanics and rock mechanics, and their applications in civil, energy, environmental, and mining engineering. This book presents the proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials. As well as 118 articles selected for publication after peer review, it includes 7 lectures delivered by invited keynote speakers and the Third Bishop Lecture, delivered by Professor Herve Di Benedetto of the University of Lyon, France, who presented a reference work on the advanced testing and modeling of bituminous bounded and unbounded granular materials. The conference brought together practitioners, researchers and educators from around the world engaged in the understanding of the deformation properties of geo-materials before failure, and the small strain parameters as fundamental characteristics of geo-materials. The main topics covered by the symposium include experimental investigations from very small strains to beyond failure, including multi-physical approach; HTC M coupling behavior, characterization and modeling of various geo-materials and interfaces; and practical prediction and interpretation of ground responses: field observation and case histories.

The Mechanics of Soils and Foundations

The Mechanics of Soils and Foundations
Author: John Atkinson
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2017-12-21
ISBN: 1482288362
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mechanics of Soils and Foundations Book Excerpt:

Ideal for undergraduates of geotechnical engineering for civil engineers, this established textbook sets out the basic theories of soil mechanics in a clear and straightforward way; combining both classical and critical state theories and giving students a good grounding in the subject which will last right through into a career as a geotechnical engineer. The subject is broken down into discrete topics which are presented in a series of short, focused chapters with clear and accessible text that develops from the purely theoretical to discussing practical applications. Soil behaviour is described by relatively simple equations with clear parameters while a number of worked examples and simple experimental demonstrations are included to illustrate the principles involved and aid reader understanding.

Proceedings of the Conference on Analysis and Design in Geotechnical Engineering

Proceedings of the Conference on Analysis and Design in Geotechnical Engineering
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 544
Release: 1974
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Foundations
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of the Conference on Analysis and Design in Geotechnical Engineering Book Excerpt:

Interaction Between Structural and Geotechnical Engineers

Interaction Between Structural and Geotechnical Engineers
Author: Rolf Katzenbach,Jens Turek
Publsiher: Thomas Telford
Total Pages: 106
Release: 2003
ISBN: 0727731262
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interaction Between Structural and Geotechnical Engineers Book Excerpt:

This report has been prepared in the framework of the Co-operation in Science and Technology (COST) Action C7 for Soil-Structure Interaction in the Urban Civil Engineering. Based on a survey in 13 European countries and with additional input from the COST C7 members, the report focuses on several aspects effecting the interaction between structural and geotechnical engineers. As the theoretical foundation for the interaction between both disciplines is laid during education, the civil engineering education system of several European countries are described and evaluated.

Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering for Protection and Development of Environment and Constructions

Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering for Protection and Development of Environment and Constructions
Author: Francesco Silvestri,Nicola Moraci
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 5946
Release: 2019-10-22
ISBN: 0429633505
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering for Protection and Development of Environment and Constructions Book Excerpt:

Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering for Protection and Development of Environment and Constructions contains invited, keynote and theme lectures and regular papers presented at the 7th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (Rome, Italy, 17-20 June 2019. The contributions deal with recent developments and advancements as well as case histories, field monitoring, experimental characterization, physical and analytical modelling, and applications related to the variety of environmental phenomena induced by earthquakes in soils and their effects on engineered systems interacting with them. The book is divided in the sections below: Invited papers Keynote papers Theme lectures Special Session on Large Scale Testing Special Session on Liquefact Projects Special Session on Lessons learned from recent earthquakes Special Session on the Central Italy earthquake Regular papers Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering for Protection and Development of Environment and Constructions provides a significant up-to-date collection of recent experiences and developments, and aims at engineers, geologists and seismologists, consultants, public and private contractors, local national and international authorities, and to all those involved in research and practice related to Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering.

Proceedings of the Conference on Analysis and Design in Geotechnical Engineering June 9 12 1974 University of Texas Austin Texas

Proceedings of the Conference on Analysis and Design in Geotechnical Engineering  June 9 12  1974  University of Texas  Austin  Texas
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 204
Release: 1974
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Earthwork
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of the Conference on Analysis and Design in Geotechnical Engineering June 9 12 1974 University of Texas Austin Texas Book Excerpt:

Reclamation Treatment and Utilization of Coal Mining Wastes

Reclamation  Treatment and Utilization of Coal Mining Wastes
Author: A.K.M. Rainbow
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 667
Release: 2012-12-02
ISBN: 044459714X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reclamation Treatment and Utilization of Coal Mining Wastes Book Excerpt:

Destined to become a major reference work, this book presents a wide range of specialist papers on the exploitation of coal mining wastes (minestone). Up-to-date developments and research results are reported from all over the world, providing a wealth of information for civil and mining engineers, environmentalists, and land reclamation specialists.

Advances on Testing and Experimentation in Civil Engineering

Advances on Testing and Experimentation in Civil Engineering
Author: Carlos Chastre,José Neves,Diogo Ribeiro,Maria Graça Neves,Paulina Faria
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2022-09-18
ISBN: 3031058755
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances on Testing and Experimentation in Civil Engineering Book Excerpt:

The book presents the recent advances on testing and experimentation in civil engineering, especially in the branches of geotechnics, transportation, hydraulics, and natural resources. It includes advances in physical modelling, monitoring techniques, data acquisition and analysis, and provides an invaluable contribution for the installation of new civil engineering experimental facilities. The first part of the book covers the latest advances in testing and experimentation in key domains of geotechnics: soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering, rock mechanics and rock engineering, and engineering geology. Some of the topics covered include new developments in topographic survey acquisition for applied mapping and in situ geotechnical investigations; laboratory and in situ tests to estimate the relevant parameters needed to model the behaviour of rock masses and land structures; monitoring and inspection techniques designed for offshore wind foundations. The second part of the book highlights the relevance of testing and monitoring in transportation. Full-scale accelerated pavement testing, and instrumentation becomes even more important nowadays when, for sustainability purposes, non-traditional materials are used in road and airfield pavements. Innovation in testing and monitoring pavements and railway tracks is also developed in this part of the book. Intelligent traffic systems are the new traffic management paradigm, and an overview of new solutions is addressed here. Finally, in the third part of the book, trends in the field and laboratory measurements and corresponding data analysis are presented according to the different hydraulic domains addressed in this publication, namely maritime hydraulics, surface water and river hydraulics and urban water.