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Bifurcations, Instabilities, Degradation in Geomechanics

  • An up to date review of developments in the field of bifurcations and instabilities in geomechanics from some of the worlds leading experts

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi
  2. Propagation des surfaces de discontinuite dans un milieu elastoplastique

  3. Micromechanical Aspects

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 143-143
    2. A DEM Study of Compaction Band Formation

      • G. Marketos, M. D. Bolton
      Pages 155-171
    3. Micro-Fracture Instabilities in Granular Solids

      • G. Bilbie, C. Dascalu, R. Chambon, D. Caillerie
      Pages 231-242
  4. Constitutive Aspects

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 243-243
    2. Entropy and Material Instability in the Quasi-Static Mechanics of Granular Media

      • Bernhard Pichler, Christian Hellmich, Luc Dormieux
      Pages 245-276
    3. Kinematics of Shear Zone Deformation in Soft Sensitive Clays

      • V. Thakur, S. Nordal, H. P. Jostad, L. Andresen
      Pages 341-357

About this book

Leading international researchers and practitioners of bifurcations and instabilities in geomechanics debate the developments and applications which have occurred over the last few decades. The topics covered include modeling of bifurcation, structural failure of geomaterials and geostructures, advanced analytical, numerical and experimental techniques, and application and development of generalised continuum models etc. In addition analytical solutions, numerical methods, experimental techniques, and case histories are presented. Beside fundamental research findings, applications in geotechnical, petroleum, mining, and bulk materials engineering are emphasised.

Keywords

  • Deformation
  • Fundament
  • bifurcation
  • concrete
  • digital elevation model
  • geomechanics
  • instabilities
  • simulation

Editors and Affiliations

  • Dept. Mineral Resources Engineering, Technical University Crete, Crete, Greece

    George E. Exadaktylos

  • Dept. Mechanical Engineering, National Technical University, Athens, Greece

    Ioannis G. Vardoulakis

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eBook USD 189.00
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Softcover Book USD 249.99
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