Innovative and state-of-the-art, using clear illustrations and numerous worked examples, this book explains core, yet highly complex, topics such as critical state modelling, centrifuge modelling, pressuremeter testing and finite element modelling. Applied Analyses in Geotechnics will enable the reader to make informed judgements about appropriate analytical parameters and allow for greater understanding of results and their implications.
Table of Contents
Formation and physical properties of soil. Stress distribution within a soil mass. Seepage flow. Transient flow: elastic and consolidation settlements. Shear strength of soils. Modelling of soil behaviour: limit and critical states. The stability of slopes. Limit analysis applied to the bearing capacity of shallow foundations. Loading capacity of pile foundations. Lateral earth pressure exerted on retaining structures. Design of sheet-pile and diaphragm walls. Analysis of the expansion of cylindrical cavities in an infinite soil mass. Centrifuge modelling of soil behaviour. Finite element modelling in geotechnics. References. Index.
The book aims to make the transition between theoretical analyses and applied design methods. - Ground Engineering