Recent Developments of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnics in Theory and Practice

  • Theodoros Triantafyllidis
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics book series (LNACM, volume 91)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Constitutive and Numerical Modelling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ivo Herle, X. S. Shi, Christian Karcher
      Pages 3-12
    3. Carlos Eduardo Grandas Tavera, Theodoros Triantafyllidis, Lukas Knittel
      Pages 13-43
    4. A. P. S. Selvadurai
      Pages 44-53
    5. Hauke Zachert, Torsten Wichtmann
      Pages 113-135
  3. Soil Dynamics and Structural Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Georgios Livitsanos, Abdul Bashit Ahmadi, Dimitrios G. Aggelis, Theodore V. Gortsas, Demosthenes Polyzos
      Pages 183-198
    3. Vladimir A. Osinov
      Pages 199-217
  4. Renaturation of Open Cast Mining Areas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Jan Machaček, Carlos Eduardo Grandas Tavera, Theodoros Triantafyllidis
      Pages 237-264
  5. Infrastructure Projects and Monitoring Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-265
    2. Vladimir A. Osinov, Stylianos Chrisopoulos
      Pages 281-296
    3. Eleni Gerolymatou, Alexandros Petalas
      Pages 297-319
  6. Foundation Engineering: Challenges and Achievements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 321-321
    2. Matthias Baeßler, Pablo Cuellar, Falk Lüddecke, Albrecht Victor
      Pages 355-369
    3. Achim Hettler, Theodoros Triantafyllidis
      Pages 370-382
    4. Diethard König, Achim v. Blumenthal, Meisam Goudarzy
      Pages 383-407
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 409-409

About these proceedings


This book provides essential insights into recent developments in fundamental geotechnical engineering research. Special emphasis is given to a new family of constitutive soil description methods, which take into account the recent loading history and the dilatancy effects. Particular attention is also paid to the numerical implementation of multi-phase material under dynamic loads, and to geotechnical installation processes. In turn, the book addresses implementation problems concerning large deformations in soils during piling operations or densification processes, and discusses the limitations of the respective methods. Numerical simulations of dynamic consolidation processes are presented in slope stability analysis under seismic excitation. Lastly, achieving the energy transition from conventional to renewable sources will call for geotechnical expertise. Consequently, the book explores and analyzes a selection of interesting problems involving the stability and serviceability of supporting structures, and provides new solutions approaches for practitioners and scientists in geotechnical engineering. The content reflects the outcomes of the Colloquium on Geotechnical Engineering 2019 (Geotechnik Kolloquium), held in Karlsruhe, Germany in September 2019.


Soil Mechanics Rock Mechanics Tunnelling Soil dynamics Numerical methods Numerical modeling Foundation engineering Soil dynamics Geomechanics Geotechnical Engineering

Editors and affiliations

  • Theodoros Triantafyllidis
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Soil Mechanics and Rock Mechanics (IBF)Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyKarlsruheGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-28515-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-28516-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1613-7736
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-0816
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