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Innovative Earthquake Soil Dynamics

1st Edition

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Takaji Kokusho
July 27, 2017

Innovative Earthquake Soil Dynamics deals with soil dynamics in earthquake engineering and includes almost all aspects of soil behavior. Both generally accepted basic knowledge as well as advanced and innovative views are accommodated. Major topics are (i) seismic site amplification, (ii) liquefact...

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...

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...

Fire Effects on Soil Properties

1st Edition

Paulo Pereira, Jorge Mataix-Solera, Xavier Úbeda, Guillermo Rein, Artemi Cerdà, Guillermo Rein
February 12, 2019

Wildland fires are occurring more frequently and affecting more of Earth's surface than ever before. These fires affect the properties of soils and the processes by which they form, but the nature of these impacts has not been well understood. Given that healthy soil is necessary to sustain...

The Material Point Method for Geotechnical Engineering: A Practical Guide

1st Edition

James Fern, Alexander Rohe, Kenichi Soga, Eduardo Alonso
January 22, 2019

This practical guide provides the best introduction to large deformation material point method (MPM) simulations for geotechnical engineering. It provides the basic theory, discusses the different numerical features used in large deformation simulations, and presents a number of applications --...

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,...

Rainfall-Induced Soil Slope Failure: Stability Analysis and Probabilistic Assessment

1st Edition

Lulu Zhang, Jinhui Li, Xu Li, Jie Zhang, Hong Zhu
January 14, 2019

Rainfall-induced landslides are common around the world. With global climate change, their frequency is increasing and the consequences are becoming greater. Previous studies assess them mostly from the perspective of a single discipline—correlating landslides with rainstorms, geomorphology and...

Foundation Systems for High-Rise Structures

1st Edition

Rolf Katzenbach, Steffen Leppla, Deepankar Choudhury
January 14, 2019

The book deals with the geotechnical analysis and design of foundation systems for high-rise buildings and other complex structures with a distinctive soil-structure interaction. The basics of the analysis of stability and serviceability, necessary soil investigations, important technical...

Soil Mechanics Through Project-Based Learning

1st Edition

Ivan Gratchev, Dong-Sheng Jeng, Erwin Oh
November 21, 2018

The currently available soil mechanics textbooks explain theory and show some practical applications through solving abstract geotechnical problems. Unfortunately, they do not engage students in the learning process as students do not "experience" what they study. This book employs a more engaging...

Geosynthetic Encased Columns for Soft Soil Improvement

1st Edition

Márcio Almeida, Mario Riccio, Iman Hosseinpour, Dimiter Alexiew
October 30, 2018

The geosynthetic encased column (GEC) is a relatively recent method developed for soft soil improvement. The method was firstly introduced as a concept in the 1980s and first practical applications started in the 1990s. GECs have been widely used in some parts of the world for the last three...

Scour and Erosion IX: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Scour and Erosion (ICSE 2018), November 5-8, 2018, Taipei, Taiwan

1st Edition

Yeh Keh-Chia
October 10, 2018

Scour and Erosion IX contains the peer-reviewed scientific contributions presented at 9th International Conference on Scour and Erosion (ICSE 2018, Taipei, Taiwan, 5–8 November 2018), and includes recent accomplishments about scour and erosion in field observation, experimental laboratory work,...

Design and Performance of Embankments on Very Soft Soils

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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...

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