The chapters in this book show that a careful blend of engineering judgement and advanced principles of engineering mechanics may be used to resolve many complex geotechnical engineering problems. It is hoped that these may inspire the geotechnical engineering practice to make more extensive use of them in future.
Table of Contents
Preface. List of contributors. 1. Computational Approaches to the Dynamics and Statics of Saturated and Unsaturated Soils. 2. Finite Element Analysis of Compaction Problems. 3. Finite Element Analysis of the Stability of a Vertical Cut Using an Anisotropic Soil Model. 4. Finite Element Simulation of Embedded Retaining Walls. 5. Finite Deformation Analysis of Soil Penetration Problems. 6. Analysis of the Dynamics of Pile Driving. 7. Finite Layer Methods in Geotechnical Analysis. 8. The Explicit Finite Difference Technique Applied to Geomechanics. Part I: Continua. 9. The Explicit Finite Difference Technique Applied to Geomechanics. Part II: Discontinua - The Distinct Element Method. Index.
P. K. Banerjee, Department of Civil Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, New York, USA
R. Butterfield, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Southampton, UK