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, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

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, 1st Edition

Edited by António S. Cardoso, José L. Borges, Pedro A. Costa, António T. Gomes, José C. Marques, Castorina S. Vieira

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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.

Table of Contents


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

About the Editors

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.

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