1st Edition

Advanced Geotechnical Engineering Soil-Structure Interaction using Computer and Material Models

    638 Pages 495 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Soil-structure interaction is an area of major importance in geotechnical engineering and geomechanics Advanced Geotechnical Engineering: Soil-Structure Interaction using Computer and Material Models covers computer and analytical methods for a number of geotechnical problems. It introduces the main factors important to the application of computer methods and constitutive models with emphasis on the behavior of soils, rocks, interfaces, and joints, vital for reliable and accurate solutions.

    This book presents finite element (FE), finite difference (FD), and analytical methods and their applications by using computers, in conjunction with the use of appropriate constitutive models; they can provide realistic solutions for soil–structure problems. A part of this book is devoted to solving practical problems using hand calculations in addition to the use of computer methods. The book also introduces commercial computer codes as well as computer codes developed by the authors.

    • Uses simplified constitutive models such as linear and nonlinear elastic for resistance-displacement response in 1-D problems
    • Uses advanced constitutive models such as elasticplastic, continued yield plasticity and DSC for microstructural changes leading to microcracking, failure and liquefaction
    • Delves into the FE and FD methods for problems that are idealized as two-dimensional (2-D) and three-dimensional (3-D)
    • Covers the application for 3-D FE methods and an approximate procedure called multicomponent methods
    • Includes the application to a number of problems such as dams , slopes, piles, retaining (reinforced earth) structures, tunnels, pavements, seepage, consolidation, involving field measurements, shake table, and centrifuge tests
    • Discusses the effect of interface response on the behavior of geotechnical systems and liquefaction (considered as a microstructural instability)

    This text is useful to practitioners, students, teachers, and researchers who have backgrounds in geotechnical, structural engineering, and basic mechanics courses.

    Importance of Interaction
    Importance of Material Behavior
    Ranges of Applicability of Models
    Computer Methods
    Fluid Flow
    Scope and Contents

    Beam-Columns, Piles, and Walls: One-Dimensional Simulation
    Beams with Spring Soil Model
    Laterally Loaded (One-Dimensional) Pile
    Numerical Solutions
    Finite Element Method: One-Dimensional Simulation
    Soil Behavior: Resistance–Displacement ( py –v or p–y) Representation
    One-Dimensional Simulation of Retaining Structures
    Axially Loaded Piles
    Torsional Load on Piles

    Two- and Three-Dimensional Finite Element Static Formulations and Two-Dimensional Applications
    Finite Element Formulations
    Nonlinear Behavior
    Sequential Construction

    Three-Dimensional Applications
    Multicomponent Procedure

    Flow through Porous Media: Seepage
    Governing Differential Equation
    Numerical Methods
    Finite Element Method
    Invariant Mesh or Fixed Domain Methods
    Applications: Invariant Mesh Using RFP
    Appendix A

    Flow through Porous Deformable Media: One-Dimensional Consolidation
    One-Dimensional Consolidation
    Nonlinear Stress–Strain Behavior
    Numerical Methods

    Coupled Flow through Porous Media: Dynamics and Consolidation
    Governing Differential Equations
    Dynamic Equations of Equilibrium
    Finite Element Formulation
    Special Cases: Consolidation and Dynamics-Dry Problem
    Appendix 1: Constitutive Models, Parameters and Determination s
    Appendix 2: Computer Software and Codes


    Chandrakant S. Desai is a regents’ professor (emeritus), Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Arizona, Tucson Dr. Desai is recognized internationally for his significant and outstanding contributions in research, teaching, applications, and professional work in a wide range of topics in engineering. Dr. Desai has authored/coauthored/edited 22 books in the areas of finite element method and constitutive modeling, and 19 book chapters, and has authored/coauthored about 320 technical papers in refereed journals and conferences. He has served on the editorial boards of 14 journals, and has been the chair/member of a number of committees of various national and international societies and conferences. He has been the founding President of the International Association of Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, and founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Geomechanics (IJOG) published by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

    Musharraf Zaman holds the David Ross Boyd Professorship and Aaron Alexander Professorship in Civil Engineering at the University of Oklahoma (OU), Norman. He is also an alumni chair professor in Petroleum Engineering. He has been serving as the associate dean for research in the OU College of Engineering since July 2005. Zaman received his baccalaureate degree from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, and his PhD degree from the University of Arizona, Tucson. He has published 158 journal and 215 peer reviewed conference proceedings papers, and eight book chapters. He also serves as the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE.

    "The application of numerical tools continues to increase within the practicing geotechnical engineering community. An increase in urban development/re-development and difficult soil conditions are demanding increased attention in design to manage the risks associated with construction staging and sequencing and the potential impacts to cost and schedule. Numerical tools represent an ideal approach to managing and addressing these challenging demands and aid decision makers in selecting among alternatives. The authors have provided a detailed and comprehension text for practitioners and researchers alike. Successfully covering topics from material models and mathematical analysis relevant to engineering applications provide the reader insight to the proper use of these tool s from understanding of the theory through their practical use in the field."
    —Conrad W. Felice, C. W. Felice LLC