Advanced Numerical Applications and Plasticity in Geomechanics

  • Vaughan D. Griffiths
  • Giancarlo Gioda

Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 426)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages ii-vii
  2. Annamaria Cividini, Giancarlo Gioda, Donatella Sterpi
    Pages 57-80
  3. Janusz M. Dłużewski
    Pages 81-158
  4. Benjamin Loret, Alessandro Gajo, Tomasz Hueckel
    Pages 231-252
  5. Benjamin Loret, Nasser Khalili
    Pages 253-275
  6. Peter Keith Woodward
    Pages 277-333

About this book


Numerical application of Plasticity to Geomechanics is an area of research that has grown rapidly since its origins in the late 1960s. This growth led to new methodologies and analysis approaches that are nowadays commonly employed in Geotechnical Engineering practice. Through the contribution of well-known scholars this book intends to provide an updated overview of some relevant developments and applications in this field. The topics covered in the various chapters of the volume can be summarised as follows: constitutive models for geomaterials, "damage|” soil mechanics, non-linear consolidation, swelling soils, influence of the statistical variability of soil properties on the stability of slopes and foundations, numerical analysis of ground improvement techniques, tunneling problems.


damage finite element method geomechanics material mechanics numerical modelling plasticity solid stability

Editors and affiliations

  • Vaughan D. Griffiths
    • 1
  • Giancarlo Gioda
    • 2
  1. 1.Colorado School of MinesUSA
  2. 2.Politecnico di MilanoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information CISM Udine 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-211-83337-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-2578-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0254-1971
  • Series Online ISSN 2309-3706
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