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Discontinuous Deformation Analysis in Rock Mechanics Practice

1st Edition


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

1st Edition


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...

Advanced Soil Mechanics, Fifth Edition

5th Edition

Braja M. Das
April 30, 2019

Now in its fifth edition, this classic textbook continues to offer a well-tailored resource for beginning graduate students in geotechnical engineering. Further developing the basic concepts from undergraduate study, it provides a solid foundation for advanced study. This new edition addresses a...

Geotechnics Fundamentals and Applications in Construction: New Materials, Structures, Technologies and Calculations

1st Edition

Rashid Mangushev, Askar Zhussupbekov, Yoshinori Iwasaki, Igor Sakharov
April 30, 2019

Geotechnical Fundamentals and Applications in Construction. New Materials, Structures, Technologies and Calculations contains the papers presented at the International Conference on Geotechnical Fundamentals and Applications in Construction. New Materials, Structures, Technologies and Calculations...

Tunnels and Underground Cities. Engineering and Innovation Meet Archaeology, Architecture and Art: Proceedings of the WTC 2019 ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress (WTC 2019), May 3-9, 2019, Naples, Italy

1st Edition

Daniele Peila, Giulia Viggiani, Tarcisio Celestino
April 24, 2019

Tunnels and Underground Cities: Engineering and Innovation meet Archaeology, Architecture and Art contains the contributions presented at the World Tunnel Congress 2019 (Naples, Italy, 3-9 May 2019). The use of underground space is continuing to grow, due to global urbanization, public demand for...

Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings for Seismic Performance: Practical Deterministic and Probabilistic Approaches

1st Edition

Mark Aschheim, Enrique Hernández-Montes, Dimitrios Vamvatsikos
April 18, 2019

The costs of inadequate earthquake engineering are huge, especially for reinforced concrete buildings. This book presents the principles of earthquake-resistant structural engineering, and uses the latest tools and techniques to give practical design guidance to address single or multiple seismic...

Soils and Geotechnology in Construction

1st Edition

Alan J. Lutenegger
April 09, 2019

This book covers the field of applied geotechnology related to all aspects of construction in ground, including compacted fill, excavations, ground improvement, foundations, earth retaining systems and geotechnical site characterization. It suits the first year of a graduate course on ground...

Atlas of Remote Sensing of the Wenchuan Earthquake

1st Edition

Guo Huadong
February 04, 2019

In May 12, 2008, the Wenchuan County earthquake caused devastating loss of human life and property. Applying all the remote sensing technology available, the Chinese Academy of Sciences immediately launched into action, making full use of its state-of-the-art facilities, remote sensing planes, and...

Sustainable Engineering: Principles and Implementation

1st Edition

Catherine Mulligan
January 25, 2019

Sustainable Engineering: Principles and Implementation provides a comprehensive overview of the interdisciplinary field of sustainability as it applies to engineering and methods for implementation of sustainable practices. Due to increasing constraints on resources and on the environment and...

New Techniques on Soft Soils

1st Edition

Marcio Almeida
January 21, 2019

practically oriented reference volume on soft soil engineering contains case studies of soft soil techniques from all over the world New Techniques on Soft Soils covers a wide range of updated techniques related to site investigation, vertical drains, surcharge, piled embankment, granular piles,...

Petroleum Fluid Phase Behavior: Characterization, Processes, and Applications

1st Edition

Raj Deo Tewari, Abhijit Y. Dandekar, Jaime Moreno Ortiz
January 03, 2019

This book deals with complex fluid characterization of oil and gas reservoirs, emphasizing the importance of PVT parameters for practical application in reservoir simulation and management. It covers modeling of PVT parameters, QA/QC of PVT data from lab studies, EOS modeling, PVT simulation and...

Debris Flow: Mechanics, Prediction and Countermeasures, 2nd edition

2nd Edition

Tamotsu Takahashi
January 03, 2019

This is the 2nd edition of one of the most comprehensive accounts of debris flow, describing both theoretical and applied aspects. In the first part, the fundamental mechanical characteristics are discussed, including flow characteristics, type classification, mechanics, occurrence and development,...

Deep Rock Mechanics: From Research to Engineering: Proceedings of the International Conference on Geo-Mechanics, Geo-Energy and Geo-Resources (IC3G 2018), September 21-24, 2018, Chengdu, P.R. China

1st Edition

Heping Xie, Jian Zhao, P G Ranjith
December 13, 2018

At present, deep earth resources remain poorly understood and entirely under-utilised. There is a growing appreciation of the important role deep earth will play in future sustainability, particularly in opportunities for new and sustainable large-scale energy alternatives, and extraction of...

Cutoffs for Dams

1st Edition

December 12, 2018

ICOLD Bulletin 150, Cutoffs for Dams, discusses foundation treatment methods using cutoff-type barriers. High emphasis is given to alluvial deposits throughout this document; however, different materials may require cutoff. The construction of cutoffs has made significant advances mainly through...