Advances in Bifurcation and Degradation in Geomaterials

Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Bifurcation and Degradation in Geomaterials

  • Stéphane Bonelli
  • Cristian Dascalu
  • François Nicot
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering book series (SSGG, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Micromechanical Origins and Multiscale Analysis of Instabilities in Geomaterials

  3. Geo-environmental Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Euripides Papamichos
      Pages 93-99
    3. Jean-Yves Delenne, M. Mansouri, F. Radjaї, M. S. El Youssoufi, A. Seridi
      Pages 109-115
    4. K. Bourbatache, O. Millet, A. Aїt-Mokhtar
      Pages 117-123
    5. R. Beguin, P. Philippe, Y.-H. Faure
      Pages 131-136
    6. Alice Guest, Antonin Settari
      Pages 137-143
  4. Numerical Modeling of Failure and Localized Deformation in Geomaterials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. J. S. Chen, P. C. Guan, S. W. Chi, X. Ren, M. J. Roth, T. R. Slawson et al.
      Pages 179-184
    3. Séverine Levasseur, Frédéric Collin, Robert Charlier, Djimédo Kondo
      Pages 185-191
    4. R. Fernandes, B. Ducoin, R. Chambon
      Pages 209-218
    5. Michał Nitka, Gaël Combe, Cristian Dascalu, Jacques Desrues
      Pages 227-234
    6. R. Affes, V. Topin, J.-Y. Delenne, Y. Monerie, F. Radjaї
      Pages 249-254
  5. Failure, Localization and Multi-physical Couplings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Arash Mohajeri, Hans Muhlhaus, Lutz Gross, Thomas Baumgartl
      Pages 269-275
    3. D. Caillerie, R. Chambon, Frédéric Collin
      Pages 277-283
    4. F. Oka, E. Garcia, S. Kimoto
      Pages 293-299
    5. Kathleen A. Issen, Mathew D. Ingraham, Thomas A. Dewers
      Pages 309-314
    6. Mathew D. Ingraham, Kathleen A. Issen, David J. Holcomb
      Pages 321-326
    7. E. Pasternak, A. V. Dyskin
      Pages 327-332

About these proceedings


This book presents contributions to the 9th International Workshop on Bifurcation and Degradation in Geomaterials held in Porquerolles, France,  May 23-26, 2011. This series of conferences, started in the early 1980s, is dedicated to the research on degradation and instability phenomena in geomaterials.    


The volume gathers a series of manuscripts by brilliant international scholars reflecting recent trends in theoretical and experimental research in geomechanics. It incorporates contributions on topics like instability analysis, localized and diffuse failure description, multi-scale modeling and applications to geo-environmental issues.


This book will be valuable for anyone interested in the research on degradation and instabilities in geomechanics and geotechnical engineering, appealing to graduate students, researchers and engineers alike.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Stéphane Bonelli
    • 1
  • Cristian Dascalu
    • 2
  • François Nicot
    • 3
  1. 1., Unité de Recherche Ouvrages HydrauliquesCemagrefAix-en-Provence Cedex 5France
  2. 2., Laboratoire Sols Solides Structures - RiUniversité J. FourierGrenoble Cedex 9France
  3. 3., Unité de Recherche Erosion TorrentielleCemagref, Geomechanics GroupSaint Martin d'HèresFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-1420-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-1421-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1866-8755
  • Series Online ISSN 1866-8763
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