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Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering IX, Volume 2 Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering (NUMGE 2018), June 25-27, 2018, Porto, Portugal

    Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering IX contains 204 technical and scientific papers presented at the 9th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering (NUMGE2018, Porto, Portugal, 25—27 June 2018). The papers cover a wide range of topics in the field of computational geotechnics, providing an overview of recent developments on scientific achievements, innovations and engineering applications related to or employing numerical methods. They deal with subjects from emerging research to engineering practice, and are grouped under the following themes:

    • Constitutive modelling and numerical implementation
    • Finite element, discrete element and other numerical methods. Coupling of diverse methods
    • Reliability and probability analysis
    • Large deformation – large strain analysis
    • Artificial intelligence and neural networks
    • Ground flow, thermal and coupled analysis
    • Earthquake engineering, soil dynamics and soil-structure interactions
    • Rock mechanics
    • Application of numerical methods in the context of the Eurocodes
    • Shallow and deep foundations
    • Slopes and cuts
    • Supported excavations and retaining walls
    • Embankments and dams
    • Tunnels and caverns (and pipelines)
    • Ground improvement and reinforcement
    • Offshore geotechnical engineering
    • Propagation of vibrations

    Following the objectives of previous eight thematic conferences, (1986 Stuttgart, Germany; 1990 Santander, Spain; 1994 Manchester, United Kingdom; 1998 Udine, Italy; 2002 Paris, France; 2006 Graz, Austria; 2010 Trondheim, Norway; 2014 Delft, The Netherlands), Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering IX updates the state-of-the-art regarding the application of numerical methods in geotechnics, both in a scientific perspective and in what concerns its application for solving practical boundary value problems. The book will be much of interest to engineers, academics and professionals involved or interested in Geotechnical Engineering.

    This is volume 2 of the NUMGE 2018 set.

    VOLUME 2


    Application of numerical methods in the context of the Eurocodes

    Ultimate limit state design of retaining wall using finite element method and advanced soil models
    H.C. Yeow

    Numerical analysis of a foundation of a cooling tower in difficult geotechnical conditions
    W. Bogusz & M. Kociniak

    Consideration of numerical methods in next generation Eurocode 7 (EN 1997)—current state of the amendment
    A.S. Lees & H. Walter


    Shallow and deep foundations

    Analysis of piled foundations partially embedded in rock
    J.R. Garcia, P.J.R. Albuquerque & R.A.A. Melo

    The bearing capacity of shallow foundations on slopes
    S. Van Baars

    The failure mechanism of pile foundations in non-cohesive soils
    S. Van Baars

    Long-term settlements induced by a large mat foundation
    A. Sanzeni, F. Colleselli & V. Cortellini

    Design simulation of deformations during short-term loading of soft clay
    A. Berglin, A.B. Lundberg & S. Addensten

    An elastoplastic 1D Winkler model for suction caisson foundations under combined loading
    S.K. Suryasentana, B.W. Byrne, H.J. Burd & A. Shonberg

    Analysis of friction piles in consolidating soils
    N. O’Riordan, A. Canavate-Grimal, S. Kumar & F. Ciruela-Ochoa

    Soil-foundation contact models in finite element analysis of tunnelling-induced building damage
    W.N. Yiu, H.J. Burd & C.M. Martin

    Finite element modelling of extent of failure zone in c-φ soil at the cutting edge of open caisson
    J.T. Chavda & G.R. Dodagoudar

    Numerical 3D analysis of masonry arch bridge cracks using jointed rock model
    B. Penzes, H.-C. Yeow, P. Harris & C. Heap

    Finite element analysis of soft boundary effects on the behaviour of shallow foundations
    C.X. Azúa-González, C. Pozo & A. Askarinejad

    Development of load-transfer curves for axially-loaded piles using fibre-optic strain data, finite element analysis and optimisation
    L. Pelecanos & K. Soga

    Numerical analysis of concrete piles driving in saturated dense and loose sand deposits
    M. Aghayarzadeh, H. Khabbaz & B. Fatahi


    Slopes and cuts

    MPM modelling of static liquefaction in reduced-scale slope
    P. Ghasemi, M. Martinelli, S. Cuomo & M. Calvello

    Thermomechanical modelling of rock avalanches with debris, ice and snow entrainment
    P. Bartelt, M. Christen, Y. Buhler & O. Buser

    Effect of failure criterion on slope stability analysis
    F. Tschuchnigg, H.F. Schweiger & M. Sallinger

    2D and 3D rock slope stability analysis in an open-pit mine
    J.G. Soto & C. Romanel

    Increased efficiency of finite element slope stability analysis by critical failure path detection
    R. Farnsworth, A. Arora & D.V. Griffiths

    Stabilisation of excavated slopes with piles in soils with distinctly different strain softening behaviour
    S. Kontoe, D.M. Potts, F. Summersgill & Y. Lee

    Groundwater flow modelling for the design of a dry dock
    R. Ramos, L. Caldeira & E. Maranha das Neves

    Influence of periodical rainfall on shallow slope failures based on finite element analysis
    A. Chinkulkijniwat, S. Horpibulsuk & S. Yubonchit

    Slope instabilities triggered by creep induced strength degradation
    A. Kalos & M. Kavvadas


    Supported excavations and retaining walls

    Numerical analyses of a pile wall at the toe of a natural slope
    J. Castro, J. Canizal, A. Da Costa, M. Miranda, C. Sagaseta & J. Casanueva

    Inverse analysis of horizontal coefficient of subgrade reaction modulus for embedded retaining structures
    P. He, W. Wang, Z. Xu, J. Li & Z. Li

    Performance based design for propped excavation support systems in Qom, Iran
    E. Ghorbani, M. Khodaparast & A. Moezy

    Three-dimensional effects of nail arrangement on soil-nailed convex corners
    M. Sabermahani, M.R. Nabizadeh Shahrbabak & M. Mohammadi Bagheri

    Design of anchored sheet pile walls in cohesionless soil
    S. Krabbenhoft & R. Christensen

    Back-analysis of Crossrail deep excavations using 3D FE modelling—development of BRICK parameters for London Clay
    Y. Chen, G. Biscontin, A.K. Pillai & D.P. Nicholson

    Numerical analysis of an unsymmetrical railcar unloading pit and connection trench
    G. Pisco, C. Fartaria, R. Tomasio, J. Costa & J. Azevedo

    Numerical analysis of a tied-back wall in saturated cohesive soils
    K. Ninanya, J.C. Huertas, H. Ninanya & C. Romanel

    A parametric study of efficiency of buttress walls in reducing the excavation-induced tunnel movement
    K.H. Law

    Soil parameter identification for excavations: A falsification approach
    W. Ze-Zhou, G. Siang Huat, K. Chan Ghee & I.F.C. Smith

    Numerically derived P-Y curves for rigid walls under active conditions
    I. El-Chiti, G. Saad, S.S. Najjar & S. Alzoer

    Two dimensional upper and lower-bound numerical analysis of the basal stability of deep excavations in clay
    T. Santana, M. Vicente da Silva, A.N. Antao & N.G. Guerra

    A method to consider the nonlinear behaviour of reinforced concrete in flexible earth-retaining walls: Preliminary results
    J. Candido Freitas, M. Matos Fernandes, M.A.C. Ferraz & J.C. Grazina


    Embankments and dams

    A simplified finite element implementation of the Sellmeijer model for backward erosion piping
    B.A. Robbins & D.V. Griffiths

    Modelling a sand boil reactivation in the middle-lower portion of the Po river banks
    M.F. Garcia Martinez, G. Gottardi, M. Marchi & L. Tonni

    Finite element analysis of the monitored long-term settlement behaviour of Kouris earth dam in Cyprus
    L. Pelecanos, D. Skarlatos & G. Pantazis

    Hydromechanical analysis of gravity dam foundations
    N. Monteiro Azevedo, M.L.B. Farinha, G. Mendonca & I. Cismasiu

    3D coupled hydromechanical analysis of dam foundations
    M.L.B. Farinha, N. Monteiro Azevedo, N.S. Leitao, E. Castilho & R. Camara

    An in-house VBA program to model the settlement and consolidation of thickened mine tailings
    N. Raposo, R. Bahia & A. Topa Gomes

    Deep foundations and ground improvement for the slope stability of the Disueri dam (Italy)
    F. Castelli & M. Greco

    Discrete element modelling of the failure mechanisms of Foz Tua arch dam foundation
    M. Espada, J. Muralha, J.V. Lemos, N. Plasencia, J.N. Figueiredo, D. Silva Matos & J.C. Marques


    Tunnels and caverns (and pipelines)

    Linear models for the evaluation of the response of beams and frames to tunnelling
    A. Franza, S. Acikgoz & M.J. DeJong

    Numerical modelling within a risk assessment process for excavations over a brick arch tunnel at Earls Court, London
    B. Gilson, F. Mirada, C. Deplanche, M. Devriendt, M. Scotter & H. Jayawardena

    Numerical modelling strategy to accurately assess lining stresses in mechanized tunneling
    A. de Lillis, V. De Gori & S. Miliziano

    Tunnelling induced settlements—finite element predictions, soil model complexity and the empirical inverse Gaussian settlement curve
    G. Marketos

    Stress redistribution in the central pillar between twin tunnels
    A.M.G. Pedro, J.C.D. Grazina & J. Almeida e Sousa

    Numerical analysis of interaction behavior of yielding supports in squeezing ground
    A.-L. Hammer, R. Hasanpour, C. Hoffmann & M. Thewes

    A practical tool for the preliminary estimation of stability of underground quarries excavated in jointed chalk layers of North France
    F. Rafeh, H. Mroueh & S. Burlon

    Numerical analysis of old masonry vaults of the Paris subway tunnels
    E. Bourgeois, O. Moreno Regan, A.S. Colas, P. Chatellier, J.F. Douroux & A. Desbordes

    Investigation of the response of bored tunnels to seismic fault movement
    K. Tsiripidou & K. Georgiadis

    Numerical study on water-jet cutting technique applied in underground coal mines
    W.L. Gong, Y.X. Sun, X. Gao, J.L. Feng, Z.H. Li, L.R. Sousa & G.X. Xie


    Ground improvement and reinforcement

    A new method for finite element modelling of prefabricated vertical drains
    A.M. Lester, G.P. Kouretzis & S.W. Sloan

    Finite element modelling of reinforced road pavements with geogrids
    J. Neves & M. Goncalves

    Optimal design of reinforced slopes
    J. Gonzalez-Castejon & C. Smith

    Simulation of a jet injection into an elastic perfectly-plastic soil using uGIMP
    D. Ribeiro, J.R. Maranha & R. Cardoso

    Numerical modelling of limit load increase due to shear band enhancement
    K.-F. Seitz & J. Grabe

    Finite element modelling of rigid inclusion ground improvement
    K. Lődor & B. Moczar

    Stone column-supported embankments on soft soils: Three-dimensional analysis through the finite element method
    D.O. Marques & J.L. Borges

    Three-dimensional parametric study of stone column-supported embankments on soft soils
    D.O. Marques & J.L. Borges

    Finite element analysis of performance of bearing reinforcement earth wall
    S. Horpibulsuk, P. Witchayaphong, C. Suksiripattanapong, A. Arulrajah & R. Rachan

    Numerical studies on the influence of column reinforcements with soil-binders on railway tracks
    A. Paixao, A. Francisco, E. Fortunato & J.N. Varandas

    Finite element analysis of soil-structure interaction in soil anchor pull-out tests
    H.J. Seo & L. Pelecanos

    The effect of non-linear soil behavior on mixed traffic railway lines
    K. Dong, O. Laghrouche, D.P. Connolly, P.K. Woodward & P. Alves Costa


    Offshore geotechnical engineering

    The dynamics of an offshore wind turbine using a FE semi-analytical analysis considering the interaction with three soil profiles
    Dj. Amar Bouzid, R. Bakhti & S. Bhattacharya

    Numerical method for evaluation of excess pore pressure build-up at cyclically loaded offshore foundations
    M. Achmus, J.-E. Saathoff & K. Thieken

    Stiffness of monopile foundations under un- and reloading conditions
    K. Thieken, M. Achmus, J.-E. Saathoff, J. Albiker & M. Terceros

    3D FE dynamic modelling of offshore wind turbines in sand: Natural frequency evolution in the pre-to after-storm transition
    E. Kementzetzidis, W.G. Versteijlen, A. Nernheim & F. Pisano

    Multiscale investigations on the failure mechanism of submarine sand slopes with coupled CFD-DEM
    M. Kanitz & J. Grabe

    One-dimensional finite element analysis of the soil plug in open-ended piles under axial load
    T.M. Joseph, H.J. Burd, G.T. Houlsby & P. Taylor

    Spudcan installation and post installation behaviour in soft clay: The press-replace method
    W. Ze-Zhou & G.S. Huat

    Behaviour of laterally loaded pile
    S. Ahayan, B. Cerfontaine, F. Collin & P. Kotronis

    Modelling of the lateral loading of bucket foundations in sand using hydro-mechanical interface elements
    B. Cerfontaine, R. Charlier & F. Collin

    Effect of scour on the behavior of a combined loaded monopile in sand
    Q. Li, L.J. Prendergast, A. Askarinejad & K. Gavin

    Nonlinear finite-element analysis of soil-pipe interaction for laterally-loaded buried offshore pipelines
    H.E.M. Mallikarachchi, L. Pelecanos & K. Soga

    Development and validation of a numerically derived scheme to assess the cyclic performance of offshore monopile foundations
    J. Albiker & M. Achmus


    Propagation of vibrations and mitigation measures

    Dynamic soil excitation from railway tunnels
    P. Bucinskas & L.V. Andersen

    Efficient finite-element analysis of the influence of structural modifications on traffic-induced building vibrations
    P. Persson & L.V. Andersen

    Assessment of measures to mitigate traffic induced vibrations by means of advanced validated 3D-Finite Element Analyses
    T. Meier & F. Walther

    Experimental validation of a 3D FEM numerical model for railway vibrations
    J. Fernandez Ruiz & P. Alves Costa

    Probabilistic assessment of ground-vibration transfer in layered soil
    L.V. Andersen, P. Bucinskas & P. Persson

    Determining the railway critical speed by using static FEM calculations
    J. Estaire & I. Crespo-Chacon

    Stress path evolution in the ground due to railway traffic. Comparison between ballasted and ballastless track systems
    A. Ramos, A.G. Correia, R. Calcada & P. Alves Costa

    Geotechnical challenges in very high speed railway tracks. The numerical modelling of critical speed issues
    A. Colaco & P. Alves Costa

    Numerical modelling of vibration mitigation due to subway railway traffic
    P. Lopes, P. Alves Costa, A. Silva Cardoso, R. Calcada & J. Fernandez

    Mitigation of vibration induced by railway traffic through soil buried inclusions: A numerical study
    A. Castanheira-Pinto, P. Alves Costa, L. Godinho & P. Amad-Mendes


    António S. Cardoso, José L. Borges, Pedro A. Costa, António T. Gomes, José C. Marques & Castorina S. Vieira work at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.