Visco-Plastic Behaviour of Geomaterials

  • N. D. Cristescu
  • G. Gioda

Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 350)

Table of contents

About this book


Aim of this book is to present to researchers and engineers a description of the present knowledge on the viscoplasticity of geomaterials, considering the experimental and theoretical aspects and the applications to relevant problems. First, the laboratory tests performed in order to quantitatively assess the theological properties of rocks are illustrated, describing the equipments used in modern rock mechanics laboratories and the proper testing procedures. Part of the presentation is devoted to the description of constitutive creep laws having different degrees of accuracy and complexity. The book covers also problems related to the application of numerical solution procedures to rock/soil mechanics situations in which the slow deformation of geomaterials is to be taken into account.


Geomaterials deformation material mechanics plasticity rock mechanics soil mechanics testing

Editors and affiliations

  • N. D. Cristescu
    • 1
    • 2
  • G. Gioda
    • 3
  1. 1.University of BucharestRomania
  2. 2.University of FloridaUSA
  3. 3.Polytechnic of MilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information CISM Udine 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-211-82586-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-2710-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0254-1971
  • Series Online ISSN 2309-3706
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