This book contains papers, presented at the sixth International Conference on numerical methods in geomechanics held in Innsbruck in 1988, on various topics including ice mechanics, rock hydraulics, modeling of joints and infinite domains, soil structure interaction, and earth structures.
Ice mechanics 1. Modelling of shallow slope creep by finite element method 2. Numerical models of idealized ice shelf flow 3. Triaxial creep properties of frozen soil and their measurement 4. A constitutive model for frozen sand 5. Ground movements by tunnel driving in the protection of frozen shells Rock hydraulics 6. Finite difference and finite element modelling of an aquifer in Cretaceous chalk 7. Free-surface tracking through non-saturated models 8. Finite element double-porosity model for deformable saturated-unsaturated fractured rock mass 9. An integral equation technique for the propagation of a vertical hydraulic fracture in a poroelastic formation 10. An analysis of hydraulic fracturing by the finite element method 11. Coupled models and free-surface seepage analysis without mesh iteration 12. Analysis of the growth and interaction of multiple-plane hydraulic fractures 13. Analysis of stress, water flow and heat transfer in fractured rocks 14. The coupled relationships between mechanical parameters and hydraulic ones of a structural surface and their application Modeling of joints, interfaces and discontinuum 15. Elastic moduli of well-jointed rock masses 16. KEM in geomechanics 17. A macro joint element for nonlinear arch dam analysis 18. Shear element techniques for tunnel design 19. A comprehensive numerical model of rock joints and its implementation in a finite element model 20. Adaptive creation of kinematical discontinuities 21. Modelling of contaminant movement through fractured or jointed media with parallel fractures 22. Numerical interpretation of borehole jack test in consideration of joint stiffness 23. A correction for sampling bias on joint orientation for finite size joints intersecting finite size exposures 24. Mathematical model of probabilistic analysis for a jointed rock slope 25. Analysis of fault initiation and fault spacing in elasto-plastic sedimentary materials 26. Application of a joint model to concrete-sandstone interfaces 27. Numerical analysis of discontinuous block systems 28. Landslide effects to buried pipelines 29. Application of the thin-layer interface element to geotechnical problems 30. Generating a 3-D block pattern: A key to blocky system study 31. The constitutive relation of joints and boundary surfaces in geomechanics Modeling of infinite domains 32. Elastic analysis of layered soils by boundary elements: Comparative remarks or various approaches 33. Applications of the boundary element method for the analysis of discontinuities 34. Elasto-plastic analysis of tunnel excavation in layered rock medium by coupled FEBEM 35. The spline indirect boundary element method and its application in analyzing stress and pressure around underground opening 36. Underground stress analysis using mapped infinite elements 37. Application of the common boundary element software COMVAR to the analysis of soils 38. BE-BEM and IFE-BEM: Two models for unbounded problems in geomechanics 39. Back analysis method of elastoplastic BEM in strain space 40. Analysis of stress and slide of underground openings by BEM with nonlinear slip elements 41. Elastoplastic boundary element analysis of well-uniform self-supporting structure 42. The progressive failure of the rock mass surrounding an opening by boundary element method 43. Infinite element and its application to geotechnical problems 44. The application of the boundary element method to the stress analysis of anisotropic and 45. Heterogeneous solid medium 46. Boundary element analysis of linear quasi-static coupled transient thermoelasticity Soil-structure interaction, piles 47. Computation of the ultimate pressure of a laterally loaded circular pile in frictional soil 48. Elastoplastic analysis of laterally loaded piles 49. A simplified analysis of pile penetration 50. Analysis of laterally loaded piles by quasi-three-dimensional finite element method 51. The problems of a slab on an elastic solid foundation in the light of the finite element method 52. Numerical modelling of pile behaviour under low-strain integrity testing 53. Evaluation of stiffness characteristics of Bombay High calcareous sediments for numerical 54. Methods of soil-foundations interactive analysis 55. Buckling of buried flexible structures of noncircular shape 56. Non-linear effects in soil-pipeline interaction in a ground subsidence zone 57. Undrained strength from CPT and finite element computations 58. The estimation of design bending moments for retaining walls using finite elements 59. Finite element analysis of downdrag on piles 60. Finite element analysis of deep foundations subjected to uplift loading 61. Static analysis of a space frame foundation structure 62. Effect of loading sequence and soil nonlinearity on the response of a pile group foundation using a three—dimensional finite element analysis 63. Soil-structure interaction — A possibility for elastic-plastic calculation of foundation slabs 64. Numerical analysis of slab foundations 65. The engineering design of pavement units developed from finite element research methods 66. Designing of spread footings on karst-prone sites 67. Simulation of behaviour of a gravity structure subject to lateral loading 68. Research of the interaction between circular foundation and layered ground with the method of finite elements 69. Loadings on box-type structures buried in elasto-plastic soil 70. Influence of neighbouring structures on deep foundations 71. The variant of Rayleigh’s method applied to Timoshenko beams on Winkler—Pastemak foundations 72. Elastic-plastic pile-frames interaction Earth structures, slopes, dams, embankments 73. Layered analysis of embankment dams 74. Slope analysis and theory of plasticity 75. Three-dimensional finite element collapse analysis for foundations and slopes using dynamic relaxation 76. Numerical methods for locating the critical slip surface in slope stability analysis 77. Reliability analysis of propped embedded cantilever walls 78. Analysis of concrete darn-rock base interaction by numerical methods 79. Failure criteria for slope analysis using initial stress method 80. The nonlinear behaviour of ground anchors and its consideration in finite element analysis of tied-back walls 81. Stability of vertical comer cuts 82. Consolidation analysis of an experimental fill in a reclamation area 83. The interaction mechanism of granular soils with geogrids 84. The analysis of steel-reinforced embankments on soft clay foundations 85. Experience with numerical modelling of dams 86. Finite element modelling of rapid drawdown 87. Analysis of gravity dams on complex rock formations with effects of seepage 88. Consolidation analysis of partially saturated soils — Application to earthdam construction 89. The numerical analysis for the interaction of concrete core and rockfill shell of a dam and the prototype measurement and verification 90. Finite element analysis of fill type dams — Stability during construction by using the effective stress concept 91. Three—dimensional movements of embankment ends on soft layer 92. Numerical analysis of a road embankment constructed on soft clay stabilized with stone columns 93. Search for noncircular slip surfaces by the Morgenstem-Price Method 94. Performance and analysis of anchored sheet pile wall in soft clay 95. Search for critical slip lines in finite element stress fields by dynamic programming 96. Reliability analysis of a test embankment by variance reduction and nearest-neighbor methods 97. Static liquefaction of loose slopes 98. Three-dimensional slope stability analysis by slice methods 99. Finite element analysis of the stresses in slopes 100. Comparison of the results of numerical and engineering stability analyses of the slopes of 101. composite geological structures 102. The stability of slopes in Champlain Sea Clays — A parametric study 103. Numerical modeling of the influence of seepage on foundation behaviour of gravity dams 104. SUMSTAB — A computer software for generalized stability analysis of zoned dams 105. Optimization of dam shape by boundary element method 106. Analysis of effective stress and movement of Lubuge Dam 107. Effect of tectonoclastic zones in rock foundation on dam stress 108. Semi-analytical finite element analysis of laterally loaded piles 109. Finite element analysis of certain aspects of deep anchors in cohesive soil medium 110. Analysis of unreinforoed and reinforced embankments on soft clays by plasticity theory 111. Analysis of polymer grid-reinforced soil retaining wall