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Discontinuous Deformation Analysis in Rock Mechanics Practice

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Yossef H. Hatzor, Guowei Ma, Gen-hua Shi
July 27, 2017

The numerical, discrete element, Discontinuous Deformation Analysis (DDA) method was developed by Dr. Gen-hua Shi while he was working at the University of California, Berkeley, under the supervision of Prof. Richard E. Goodman in the late 1980s. Two-dimensional DDA was published in 1993 and three-d...

Back Analysis in Rock Engineering

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Shunsuke Sakurai
August 17, 2017

This book provides practicing engineers working in the field of design, construction and monitoring of rock structures such as tunnels and slopes with technical information on how to design, how to excavate and how to monitor the structures during their construction. Based on the long-term engineeri...

Engineering Karstology of Dams and Reservoirs

Petar Milanović
May 18, 2018

Karst terrains have been modified and adapted through a range of human activities as the need for flood control, irrigation, food production, hydropower production and other resources has increased. Successful reclamation projects require construction of dams and reservoirs. Karst...

The Indian Ocean Tsunami

Tad S. Murty, U. Aswathanarayana, Niru Nirupama
February 28, 2018

The Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004 is considered to have been one of the worst natural disasters in history, affecting twelve countries, from Indonesia to Somalia. 175,000 people are believed to have lost their lives, almost 50,000 were registered as missing and 1.7 million people were...

Geotechnical Engineering of Dams, 2nd Edition

Robin Fell, Patrick MacGregor, David Stapledon, Graeme Bell, Mark Foster
February 21, 2018

Geotechnical Engineering of Dams, 2nd edition provides a comprehensive text on the geotechnical and geological aspects of the investigations for and the design and construction of new dams and the review and assessment of existing dams. The main emphasis of this work is on embankment dams, but much...

Offshore Petroleum Drilling and Production

Sukumar Laik
February 15, 2018

Although the extraction of oil and gas from the bottom of the sea began more than 40 years ago, new technology has led to a rapid expansion of drilling and production in deep and ultra-deep waters, which holds the key for the oil security of any nation. This book provides comprehensive coverage of...

Design and Performance of Embankments on Very Soft Soils

Márcio de Souza S. Almeida, Maria Esther Soares Marques
February 05, 2018

Embankment construction projects on very soft soil often give rise to serious problems. This volume on geotechnics and soft soil engineering therefore treats all phases of the design and construction process exhaustively, from the first investigation step to the monitoring of constructed work. The...

Effective Stress and Equilibrium Equation for Soil Mechanics

Longtan Shao, Xiaoxia Guo, Shiyi Liu, Guofeng Zheng
December 22, 2017

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...

Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground: Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Grounds (IS-São Paulo 2017), April 4-6, 2017, São Paulo, Brazil

Arsenio Negro, Marlísio O. Cecílio Jr.
December 11, 2017

Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground comprises the second Fujita lecture, three keynote lectures and the regular papers presented at the Ninth International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground (IS - Sao Paulo 2017, Sao Paulo,...

Guidelines for Open Pit Slope Design in Weak Rocks

Derek Martin, Peter Stacey
December 08, 2017

Weak rocks encountered in open pit mines cover a wide variety of materials, with properties ranging between soil and rock. As such, they can provide a significant challenge for the slope designer. For these materials, the mass strength can be the primary control in the design of the pit slopes,...

Thermal Use of Shallow Groundwater

Fritz Stauffer, Peter Bayer, Philipp Blum, Nelson Molina Giraldo, Wolfgang Kinzelbach
November 22, 2017

The thermal use of the shallow subsurface is increasingly being promoted and implemented as one of many promising measures for saving energy. A series of questions arises concerning the design and management of underground and groundwater heat extraction systems, such as the sharing of the thermal...

Earthquake Resistant Design of Buildings

Muhammad Hadi, Mehmet Eren Uz
October 03, 2017

Introducing important concepts in the study of earthquakes related to retrofitting of structures to be made earthquake resistant. The book investigates the pounding effects on base-isolated buildings, the soil-structure-interaction effects on adjacent buildings due to the impact, the seismic...

Back Analysis in Rock Engineering

Shunsuke Sakurai
August 17, 2017

This book provides practicing engineers working in the field of design, construction and monitoring of rock structures such as tunnels and slopes with technical information on how to design, how to excavate and how to monitor the structures during their construction. Based on the long-term...

Geotechnics and Heritage: Historic Towers

Renato Lancellotta, Alessandro Flora, Carlo Viggiani
August 08, 2017

Conservation of monuments and historic sites is one of the most challenging problems facing modern civilization. It involves various cultural, humanistic, social, technical, economical and administrative factors, intertwining in inextricable patterns. The complexity of the topic is such that...

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