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Innovative Numerical Modelling in Geomechanics

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    by CRC Press

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    Since the 1990s five books on ‘Applications of Computational Mechanics in Geotechnical Engineering’ have been published. Innovative Numerical Modelling in Geomechanics is the 6th and final book in this series, and contains papers written by leading experts on computational mechanics. The book treats highly relevant topics in the field of geotechnics, such as environmental geotechnics, open and underground excavations, foundations, embankments and rockfill dams, computational systems and oil geomechanics. Special attention is paid to risk in geotechnical engineering, and to recent developments in applying Bayesian networks and Data Mining techniques.

    Innovative Numerical Modelling in Geomechanics will be of interest to civil, mining and environmental engineers, as well as to engineering geologists. The book will also be useful for academics and researchers involved in geotechnics.

    About the editors

    1. Quasi-three-dimensional model to simulate the filling of mining tailings reservoirs
    J.P. Laquini, R.F. Azevedo, I.D. Azevedo & C.L. Nogueira

    2. Underground hydroelectric power schemes
    X-T. Feng, Q. Jiang, L. Ribeiro e Sousa & T. Miranda

    3. Deep excavations in urban areas—finite element modelling for three geotechnical scenarios and retaining solutions
    M. Matos Fernandes, A.S. Cardoso, A. Topa Gomes, J.L. Borges, N.C. Guerra & A.N. Antão

    4. Advanced numerical simulation of tunnel excavation and its application to the shallow overburden tunnel on unconsolidated ground
    K. Kishida, M. Kikumoto, Y. Cui & M. Kimura

    5. Arch dam foundations
    M.P. de Miranda & M.L. Braga Farinha

    6. Track-ground vibrations induced by rail traffic
    P.A. Costa, R. Calçada & A. Silva Cardoso

    7. Time-dependent behaviour of rockfill embankments and dams
    L.A. Oldecop & N.M. Pinyol

    8. The Material Point Method and the analysis of dams and dam failures
    F. Zabala & E.E. Alonso

    9. Environmental effects on earth embankments
    S. Olivella & E.E. Alonso

    10. Rapid drawdown in embankment dams
    N.M. Pinyol, E.E. Alonso & S. Olivella

    11. Risk in slopes
    H. Einstein & R. Leal e Sousa

    12. Risk assessment in tunnels using Bayesian Networks
    R. Leal e Sousa

    13. Application of Data Mining techniques for the development of new geomechanical characterization models for rock masses
    T. Miranda & L. Ribeiro e Sousa

    14. Static soil-structure interaction analysis using ZSOIL.PC
    A. Truty, K. Podleś, S. Commend, R. Obrzud & Th. Zimmermann

    15. Boundary Element Methods
    G. Beer, C. Duenser & K. Riederer

    16. Explicit codes in geomechanics—FLAC, UDEC and PFC
    J.V. de Lemos

    17. Application of continuum-interface computational methods in analysis of jointed rock problems
    A. Riahi, J.H. Curran & R.E. Hammah

    18. Large deformation analysis in deep coal mines in China
    M. He, X. Chen, G. Zhang & L. Ribeiro e Sousa

    19. Applications of a finite discrete element approach to model block cave mining
    D. Elmo, A. Vyazmensky, D. Stead & S. Rogers

    20. Open pit mining
    J.L. Carvalho

    21. An overview of numerical modelling applied to deep mining
    L.A.M. Castro, R.P. Bewick & T.G. Carter

    22. Contributions on numerical modelling and risk assessment of CO2 injection processes on carboniferous formations
    E.A. Vargas Jr., R.Q. Velloso, R. Leal e Sousa & L. Ribeiro e Sousa

    23. Numerical analysis of petroleum geomechanics problems at the borehole scale
    E.A. Vargas Jr., A. Müller, R.Q. Velloso, L.E. Vaz & C.J. Gonçalves

    Author index