A Primer on Theoretical Soil Mechanics

A Primer on Theoretical Soil Mechanics
Author: Dimitrios Kolymbas
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2022-08-04
ISBN: 1009210327
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Primer on Theoretical Soil Mechanics Book Excerpt:

A Primer to Theoretical Soil Mechanics is about adapting continuum mechanics to granular materials. The field of continuum mechanics offers many fruitful concepts and methods, however there is declining interest in the field due to its complex and fragmented nature. This book's purpose is therefore to facilitate the understanding of the theoretical principles of soil mechanics, as well as introducing the new theory of barodesy. This title argues for barodesy as a simple alternative to the plasticity theory used currently and provides a systematic insight into this new constitutive model for granular materials. This book therefore introduces a complex field from a fresh and innovative perspective using simple concepts, succinct equations and explanatory sketches. Intended for advanced undergraduates, graduates and PhD students, this title is also apt for researchers seeking advanced training on fundamental topics.

Theoretical Soil Mechanics

Theoretical Soil Mechanics
Author: Karl Terzaghi
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Total Pages: 540
Release: 1943
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theoretical Soil Mechanics Book Excerpt:

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics from Theory to Practice

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics   from Theory to Practice
Author: Zhenghan Chen,Changfu Wei,De ́an Sun,Xongfu Xu
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 924
Release: 2015-10-14
ISBN: 1315643340
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics from Theory to Practice Book Excerpt:

In the past decades advances have been made in the research and practice on unsaturated soil mechanics. In 2000 the first Asia-Pacific Conferences on Unsaturated Soils was organized in Singapore. Since then, four conferences have been held under the continued support of the Technical Committee on Unsaturated Soils (TC106) of the International Socie

From Theory to Practice in Soil Mechanics

From Theory to Practice in Soil Mechanics
Author: Karl Terzaghi,Laurits Bjerrum
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 448
Release: 1960
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Earthwork
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Foundations of Theoretical Soil Mechanics

Foundations of Theoretical Soil Mechanics
Author: Milton Edward Harr
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 408
Release: 1966
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Soil mechanics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Theoretical Soil Mechanics

Theoretical Soil Mechanics
Author: Alfreds R. Jumikis
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 476
Release: 1969
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Soil mechanics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theoretical Soil Mechanics Book Excerpt:

Includes bibliographical references.

Soil Mechanics in the Light of Critical State Theories

Soil Mechanics in the Light of Critical State Theories
Author: J.A.R. Ortigao
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2020-08-13
ISBN: 1000150410
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soil Mechanics in the Light of Critical State Theories Book Excerpt:

This work reviews soil mechanics in the light of critical state soil mechanics. A number of exercises are provided, and a microcomputer program, "Cris", used for simulation of the behaviour of soil samples subjected to triaxial tests through the critical state models, accompanies the text.

Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice

Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice
Author: Karl Terzaghi,Ralph B. Peck,Gholamreza Mesri
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 597
Release: 1996-02-07
ISBN: 0471086584
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice Book Excerpt:

This book is one of the best-known and most respected books in geotechnical engineering. In its third edition, it presents both theoretical and practical knowledge of soil mechanics in engineering. It features expanded coverage of vibration problems, mechanics of drainage, passive earth pressure, and consolidation.

An Outline of Soil and Rock Mechanics

An Outline of Soil and Rock Mechanics
Author: Pierre Habib
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 168
Release: 1983-07-21
ISBN: 9780521244619
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Soil Mechanics and Foundations

Soil Mechanics and Foundations
Author: B. C. Punmia,Ashok Kumar Jain
Publsiher: Firewall Media
Total Pages: 974
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9788170087915
Category: Foundations
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice
Author: Delwyn G. Fredlund,Hendry Rahardjo,Murray D. Fredlund
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 946
Release: 2012-07-24
ISBN: 1118133595
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice Book Excerpt:

The definitive guide to unsaturated soil— from the world's experts on the subject This book builds upon and substantially updates Fredlund and Rahardjo's publication, Soil Mechanics for Unsaturated Soils, the current standard in the field of unsaturated soils. It provides readers with more thorough coverage of the state of the art of unsaturated soil behavior and better reflects the manner in which practical unsaturated soil engineering problems are solved. Retaining the fundamental physics of unsaturated soil behavior presented in the earlier book, this new publication places greater emphasis on the importance of the "soil-water characteristic curve" in solving practical engineering problems, as well as the quantification of thermal and moisture boundary conditions based on the use of weather data. Topics covered include: Theory to Practice of Unsaturated Soil Mechanics Nature and Phase Properties of Unsaturated Soil State Variables for Unsaturated Soils Measurement and Estimation of State Variables Soil-Water Characteristic Curves for Unsaturated Soils Ground Surface Moisture Flux Boundary Conditions Theory of Water Flow through Unsaturated Soils Solving Saturated/Unsaturated Water Flow Problems Air Flow through Unsaturated Soils Heat Flow Analysis for Unsaturated Soils Shear Strength of Unsaturated Soils Shear Strength Applications in Plastic and Limit Equilibrium Stress-Deformation Analysis for Unsaturated Soils Solving Stress-Deformation Problems with Unsaturated Soils Compressibility and Pore Pressure Parameters Consolidation and Swelling Processes in Unsaturated Soils Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice is essential reading for geotechnical engineers, civil engineers, and undergraduate- and graduate-level civil engineering students with a focus on soil mechanics.

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics with Probability and Statistics

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics with Probability and Statistics
Author: Ryosuke Kitamura,Kazunari Sako
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2019-08-09
ISBN: 1000229017
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics with Probability and Statistics Book Excerpt:

Soil is fundamentally a multi-phase material – consisting of solid particles, water and air. In soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering it is widely treated as an elastic, elastoplastic or visco-elastoplastic material, and consequently regarded as a continuum body. However, this book explores an alternative approach, considering soil as a multi-phase and discrete material and applying basic Newtonian mechanics rather than analytical mechanics. It applies microscopic models to the solid phase and fluid phases, and then introduces probability theory and statistics to derive average physical quantities which correspond to the soil‘s macroscopic physical properties such as void ratio and water content. This book is particularly focused on the mechanical behaviour of dry, partially saturated and full saturated sandy soil, as much of the physicochemical microscopic characteristic of clayey soil is still not clear. It explores the inter-particle forces at the point of contact of soil particles and the resultant inter-particle stresses, instead of the total stress and effective stress which are studied in mainstream soil mechanics. Deformation and strength behaviour, soil-water characteristic curves, and permeability coefficients of water and air are then derived simply from grain size distribution, soil particle density, void ratio and water content. A useful reference for consultants, professional engineers, researchers and public sector organisations involved in unsaturated soil tests. Advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students on Unsaturated Soil Mechanics courses will also find it a valuable text to study.

Rock and Soil Mechanics

Rock and Soil Mechanics
Author: W. Derski,R. Izbicki,I. Kisiel,Z. Mróz
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 739
Release: 2012-12-02
ISBN: 0444596984
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rock and Soil Mechanics Book Excerpt:

Although theoretical in character, this book provides a useful source of information for those dealing with practical problems relating to rock and soil mechanics - a discipline which, in the view of the authors, attempts to apply the theory of continuum to the mechanical investigation of rock and soil media. The book is in two separate parts. The first part, embodying the first three chapters, is devoted to a description of the media of interest. Chapter 1 introduces the main argument and discusses the essence of the discipline and its links with other branches of science which are concerned, on the one hand, with technical mechanics and, on the other, with the properties, origins, and formation of rock and soil strata under natural field conditions. Chapter 2 describes mechanical models of bodies useful for the purpose of the discourse and defines the concept of the limit shear resistance of soils and rocks. Chapter 3 gives the actual properties of soils and rocks determined from experiments in laboratories and in situ. Several tests used in geotechnical engineering are described and interconnections between the physical state of rocks and soils and their rheological parameters are considered. The second part of the book considers the applications of various theories which were either first developed for descriptive purposes in continuum mechanics and then adopted in soil and rock mechanics, or were specially developed for the latter discipline. Chapter 4 discusses the application of the theory of linear viscoelasticity in solving problems of stable behaviour of rocks and soils. Chapter 5 covers the use of the groundwater flow theory as applied to several problems connected with water movement in an undeformable soil or rock skeleton. Chapter 6 is a natural expansion of the arguments put forward in the previous chapter. Here the movement of water is regarded as the cause of deformation of the rock or soil skeleton and the consolidation theory developed on this basis is presented in a novel formulation. Some new engineering solutions are also reported. The seventh chapter is devoted to the limit state theory as applied to the study of the mechanical behaviour of soils and rocks. It presents some new solutions and methods which include both static and kinematic aspects of the problem, and some original effective methods for investigating media of limited cohesion. The final chapter gives a systematic account of the mechanics of highly dispersed soils, commonly called clays.

The Emergence of Unsaturated Soil Mechanics

The Emergence of Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
Author: National Research Council Canada
Publsiher: NRC Research Press
Total Pages: 752
Release: 1999
ISBN: 0660172569
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Emergence of Unsaturated Soil Mechanics Book Excerpt:

This publication is an assemblage of selected papers that have been authored or co-authored by D.G. Fredlund. The substance of these papers documents the milestones of both the science of unsaturated soil mechanincs and the career of the author during his tenure as a faculty member in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada.

The History of the Theory of Structures

The History of the Theory of Structures
Author: Karl-Eugen Kurrer
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1242
Release: 2018-07-23
ISBN: 3433032297
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of the Theory of Structures Book Excerpt:

Ten years after the publication of the first English edition of The History of the Theory of Structures, Dr. Kurrer now gives us a much enlarged second edition with a new subtitle: Searching for Equilibrium. The author invites the reader to take part in a journey through time to explore the equilibrium of structures. That journey starts with the emergence of the statics and strength of materials of Leonardo da Vinci and Galileo, and reaches its first climax with Coulomb's structural theories for beams, earth pressure and arches in the late 18th century. Over the next 100 years, Navier, Culmann, Maxwell, Rankine, Mohr, Castigliano and Müller-Breslau moulded theory of structures into a fundamental engineering science discipline that - in the form of modern structural mechanics - played a key role in creating the design languages of the steel, reinforced concrete, aircraft, automotive and shipbuilding industries in the 20th century. In his portrayal, the author places the emphasis on the formation and development of modern numerical engineering methods such as FEM and describes their integration into the discipline of computational mechanics. Brief insights into customary methods of calculation backed up by historical facts help the reader to understand the history of structural mechanics and earth pressure theory from the point of view of modern engineering practice. This approach also makes a vital contribution to the teaching of engineers. Dr. Kurrer manages to give us a real feel for the different approaches of the players involved through their engineering science profiles and personalities, thus creating awareness for the social context. The 260 brief biographies convey the subjective aspect of theory of structures and structural mechanics from the early years of the modern era to the present day. Civil and structural engineers and architects are well represented, but there are also biographies of mathematicians, physicists, mechanical engineers and aircraft and ship designers. The main works of these protagonists of theory of structures are reviewed and listed at the end of each biography. Besides the acknowledged figures in theory of structures such as Coulomb, Culmann, Maxwell, Mohr, Müller-Breslau, Navier, Rankine, Saint-Venant, Timoshenko and Westergaard, the reader is also introduced to G. Green, A. N. Krylov, G. Li, A. J. S. Pippard, W. Prager, H. A. Schade, A. W. Skempton, C. A. Truesdell, J. A. L. Waddell and H. Wagner. The pioneers of the modern movement in theory of structures, J. H. Argyris, R. W. Clough, T. v. Kármán, M. J. Turner and O. C. Zienkiewicz, are also given extensive biographical treatment. A huge bibliography of about 4,500 works rounds off the book. New content in the second edition deals with earth pressure theory, ultimate load method, an analysis of historical textbooks, steel bridges, lightweight construction, theory of plates and shells, Green's function, computational statics, FEM, computer-assisted graphical analysis and historical engineering science. The number of pages now exceeds 1,200 - an increase of 50% over the first English edition. This book is the first all-embracing historical account of theory of structures from the 16th century to the present day.

Limit Analysis in Soil Mechanics

Limit Analysis in Soil Mechanics
Author: W.F. Chen,X.L. Liu
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2012-12-02
ISBN: 0444598359
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Limit Analysis in Soil Mechanics Book Excerpt:

During the last ten years, our understanding of the perfect plasticity and the associated flow rule assumption on which limit analysis is based has increased considerably. Many extensions and advances have been made in applications of limit analysis to the area of soil dynamics, in particular, to earthquake-induced slope failure and landslide problems and to earthquake-induced lateral earth pressures on rigid retaining structures. The purpose of the book therefore is in part to discuss the validity of the upper bound work (or energy) method of limit analysis in a form that can be appreciated by a practicing soil engineer, and in part to provide a compact and up-to-date summary of recent advances in the applications of limit analysis to earthquake-induced stability problems in soil mechanics.

Rheological Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics

Rheological Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics
Author: S.S. Vyalov
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 577
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN: 0444600566
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rheological Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics Book Excerpt:

Soil rheology is a branch of soil mechanics investigating the origin of, and the time-dependent changes in the stressed and strained state of soil. The author of this book however interprets rheology as being the science concerned on the one hand with how the state of stress and strain is formed and altered in a body, and on the other, with the particulars of the body's behaviour failing to fit the traditional concepts of elasticity and plasticity. There are many instances where the actual behaviour of soil differs substantially from schematized concepts and by taking into account all the peculiarities of soil deformation, precise knowledge of soil properties can be obtained and analytical prediction thus improved. Such problems are tackled in this book. This book comprises three main parts. The first part deals with basic rheological concepts and terms, the physics of soil, principles of stress-strain theory, elasticity, plasticity and viscosity - all cardinal rheological properties. The second part explains the rheological processes taking place in soils, such as creep and long-term strength, which are examined by the author with allowance for nonlinear deformation. Along with the known phenomenological theories, attention is paid to the novel kinetic (physical) theory of deformations and long-term strength. The third part outlines the generalized theory of soil deformation. It explains why soil offers different resistances to tensional and compressional deformations and derives the generalized rheological equation of state, enabling the effect of the three stress tensor invariants on the changes in shape and volume to be taken into account. From the standpoint of the theory discussed, the penultimate chapter gives examples of solutions to some problems facing soil mechanics. The final chapter reviews mathematical models representing the actual behaviour of soil under load and provides numerical solutions for engineering problems obtained with the aid of computer models. Thus the book provides a wealth of information which will be of interest both to the practising geotechnical engineer as well as to teachers and students.

A Primer on Theoretical Soil Mechanics

A Primer on Theoretical Soil Mechanics
Author: Dimitrios Kolymbas
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 199
Release: 2022-08-04
ISBN: 1009210335
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Primer on Theoretical Soil Mechanics Book Excerpt:

An in-depth, comprehensible approach to theoretical soil mechanics and an introduction to the new theory of barodesy.

Agricultural Engineering Soil Mechanics

Agricultural Engineering Soil Mechanics
Author: E. McKyes
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2012-12-02
ISBN: 0444601015
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agricultural Engineering Soil Mechanics Book Excerpt:

This book provides an introduction to classical soil mechanics and foundation engineering, and applies these principles to agricultural engineering situations. Theoretical design formulae are given, plus tables and graphs dealing with bearing capacity factors, wall pressure factors, soil cutting numbers and soil mechanical properties. Many example problems of design and analysis are solved in the text, and there are unsolved problems given for each chapter. The text begins with descriptions of soil origins and classification systems, including agricultural classification schemes, and then introduces classical concepts of soil strength and strength measurement techniques in the laboratory and in the field. Soil mechanics is applied to the design of shallow foundations, and the design formulae as well as tables of bearing capacity factors for design use are provided. New research and design findings in the specialized area of tall and heavy farm silos are also given, in addition to deep pile foundation design for heavy structures on very soft soils. Water flow in soils is treated, together with stability of ditch bank slopes and small earth dams, design of retaining walls and pressure pressures in bins and silos, soil erosion and protection methods, soil cutting and tillage design methods, soil compaction analysis, the use of geotextiles and problems of soil freezing. The book is directed primarily at professional university students in Agricultural Engineering, but will also be of interest to scientists working in other engineering branches, landscape architecture, soil physics and the like.

Effective Stress and Equilibrium Equation for Soil Mechanics

Effective Stress and Equilibrium Equation for Soil Mechanics
Author: Longtan Shao,Xiaoxia Guo,Shiyi Liu,Guofeng Zheng
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2017-12-06
ISBN: 1351607413
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Effective Stress and Equilibrium Equation for Soil Mechanics Book Excerpt:

The concept of effective stress and the effective stress equation is fundamental for establishing the theory of strength and the relationship of stress and strain in soil mechanics and poromechanics. However, up till now, the physical meaning of effective stress has not been explained clearly, and the theoretical basis of the effective stress equation has not been proposed. Researchers have not yet reached a common understanding of the feasibility of the concept of effective stress and effective stress equation for unsaturated soils. Effective Stress and Equilibrium Equation for Soil Mechanics discusses the definition of the soil skeleton at first and clarifies that the soil skeleton should include a fraction of pore water. When a free body of soil skeleton is taken to conduct internal force analysis, the stress on the surface of the free body has two parts: one is induced by pore fluid pressure that only includes normal stress; the other is produced by all the other external forces excluding pore fluid pressure. If the effective stress is defined as the soil skeleton stress due to all the external forces excluding pore fluid pressure, the effective stress equation can be easily obtained by the internal force equilibrium analysis. This equation reflects the relationship between the effective stress, total stress and pore fluid pressure, which does not change with the soil property. The effective stress equation of saturated soils and unsaturated soils is unified, i.e., o ̃=o ̃t –Seuw–(1–Se)ua. For multiphase porous medium, o ̃=o ̃t –u*,u*=Seiui(i=1,2,...,M). In this book, a theoretical formula of the coefficient of permeability for unsaturated soils is derived. The formula of the seepage force is modified based on the equilibrium differential equation of the pore water. The relationship between the effective stress and the shear strength and deformation of unsaturated soils is preliminarily verified. Finally, some possibly controversial problems are discussed to provide a better understanding of the role of the equilibrium equation and the concept of effective stress.