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Modeling and Computing for Geotechnical Engineering
An Introduction

ISBN 9780367780906
Published March 31, 2021 by CRC Press
506 Pages

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Book Description

Modeling and computing is becoming an essential part of the analysis and design of an engineered system. This is also true of "geotechnical systems", such as soil foundations, earth dams and other soil-structure systems. The general goal of modeling and computing is to predict and understand the behaviour of the system subjected to a variety of possible conditions/scenarios (with respect to both external stimuli and system parameters), which provides the basis for a rational design of the system. The essence of this is to predict the response of the system to a set of external forces. The modelling and computing essentially involve the following three phases: (a) Idealization of the actual physical problem, (b) Formulation of a mathematical model represented by a set of equations governing the response of the system, and (c) Solution of the governing equations (often requiring numerical methods) and graphical representation of the numerical results. This book will introduce these phases.

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Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. BASIC MECHANICS. Stresses and Strains. Physical Laws and Governing Equations. ELEMENTAL RESPONSE: CONSTITUTIVE MODELS. Elasticity. Plasticity Theory: Nonlinear Deformation of Soils. Viscoelasticity and Viscoplasticity. SYSTEM RESPONSE: METHODS OF ANALYSES. Analytical Methods. Semi-Analytical Methods. Finite Difference Method. Finite Element Method. Appendices. References. Index.

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M. S. Rahman is a Professor of Civil Engineering at North Carolina State University.

M. B. Can Ülker is an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at Istanbul Technical University in Turkey.