Reliability Theory and Its Application in Structural and Soil Mechanics

Reliability Theory and Its Application in Structural and Soil Mechanics
  • Author : P. Thoft-Christensen
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 651
  • Relase : 2012-12-06
  • ISBN : 9789400968967

Reliability Theory and Its Application in Structural and Soil Mechanics Book Review:

The proceedings contain lectures and short papers presented at the NATO Advanced Study Institute on »Reliability Theory and Its Application in Structural and Soil Me chanics», Bornholm, Denmark, August 31 -September 9,1982. The proceedings are organized in two parts. The first part contains 12 papers by the invited lecturers and the second part contains 23 papers by participants plus one paper from an invited lecturer (la~e arrival). The Institute dealt with specific topics on application of modem reliability theories in structural engineering and soil mechanics. Both fundamental theory and more ad vanced theory were covered. Lecture courses were followed by tutorial and summary discussions with active participation of those attending the Institute. Special lectures of topical subjects were given by a number of invited speake~, leading to plenary dis cussions and summary statements on important aspects of application of modem .re liability theory in structural engineering and soil mechanics. A great number of the participants presented brief reports of their own research activities.

Novel Issues on Unsaturated Soil Mechanics and Rock Engineering

Novel Issues on Unsaturated Soil Mechanics and Rock Engineering
  • Author : Laureano R. Hoyos,John S. McCartney
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 227
  • Relase : 2018-10-29
  • ISBN : 9783030019358

Novel Issues on Unsaturated Soil Mechanics and Rock Engineering Book Review:

This volume discusses issues related to unsaturated soil mechanics and rock engineering based on technical papers focusing on two important topics in geotechnical engineering: (1) the characterization of unsaturated soils, and (2) the investigation of rock properties. The research studies on unsaturated soils include the characterization techniques of the unsaturated soils. The studies on rock properties include thermo-hydro-mechanical behavior of gypsum rock, soft rocks capacity, role of rock strength in blastability, indirect methods to estimate rock strength, and variations in isotope distributions in Permian rocks. The two broad themes in this collection, as summarized above, are representative of local challenges facing geotechnical engineers in the Middle East, but their contributions can also be extended to other regions of the world. The volume is based on the best contributions to the 2nd GeoMEast International Congress and Exhibition on Sustainable Civil Infrastructures, Egypt 2018 – The official international congress of the Soil-Structure Interaction Group in Egypt (SSIGE).

Advances in Engineering Materials, Structures and Systems: Innovations, Mechanics and Applications

Advances in Engineering Materials, Structures and Systems: Innovations, Mechanics and Applications
  • Author : Alphose Zingoni
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 882
  • Relase : 2019-08-21
  • ISBN : 9780429761171

Advances in Engineering Materials, Structures and Systems: Innovations, Mechanics and Applications Book Review:

Advances in Engineering Materials, Structures and Systems: Innovations, Mechanics and Applications comprises 411 papers that were presented at SEMC 2019, the Seventh International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 2 to 4 September 2019. The subject matter reflects the broad scope of SEMC conferences, and covers a wide variety of engineering materials (both traditional and innovative) and many types of structures. The many topics featured in these Proceedings can be classified into six broad categories that deal with: (i) the mechanics of materials and fluids (elasticity, plasticity, flow through porous media, fluid dynamics, fracture, fatigue, damage, delamination, corrosion, bond, creep, shrinkage, etc); (ii) the mechanics of structures and systems (structural dynamics, vibration, seismic response, soil-structure interaction, fluid-structure interaction, response to blast and impact, response to fire, structural stability, buckling, collapse behaviour); (iii) the numerical modelling and experimental testing of materials and structures (numerical methods, simulation techniques, multi-scale modelling, computational modelling, laboratory testing, field testing, experimental measurements); (iv) innovations and special structures (nanostructures, adaptive structures, smart structures, composite structures, bio-inspired structures, shell structures, membranes, space structures, lightweight structures, long-span structures, tall buildings, wind turbines, etc); (v) design in traditional engineering materials (steel, concrete, steel-concrete composite, aluminium, masonry, timber, glass); (vi) the process of structural engineering (conceptualisation, planning, analysis, design, optimization, construction, assembly, manufacture, testing, maintenance, monitoring, assessment, repair, strengthening, retrofitting, decommissioning). The SEMC 2019 Proceedings will be of interest to civil, structural, mechanical, marine and aerospace engineers. Researchers, developers, practitioners and academics in these disciplines will find them useful. Two versions of the papers are available. Short versions, intended to be concise but self-contained summaries of the full papers, are in this printed book. The full versions of the papers are in the e-book.

Earth Reinforcement and Soil Structures

Earth Reinforcement and Soil Structures
  • Author : Colin J F P Jones
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 210
  • Relase : 2013-10-22
  • ISBN : 9781483104461

Earth Reinforcement and Soil Structures Book Review:

Earth Reinforcement and Soil Structures provides a coverage of the basic aspects of reinforced soil. The book is comprised of 12 chapters that cover the theoretical elements up to the practical applications. The first two chapters provide the introduction and historical review of the subject of reinforced soil. The third chapter presents a catalogue of some of the application areas for the use of earth reinforcement, while the fourth chapter covers the theoretical concepts. The next six chapters deal with the practical aspects of earth reinforcements, such as design, construction, costs, and durability. The remaining two chapters provide some worked examples and discuss the developments in earth reinforcement, respectively. The text will be of great use to undergraduate students of civil engineering and other related fields.

The Application of Polymeric Reinforcement in Soil Retaining Structures

The Application of Polymeric Reinforcement in Soil Retaining Structures
  • Author : P.M. Jarrett,Alan McGown
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 648
  • Relase : 2012-12-06
  • ISBN : 9789400914056

The Application of Polymeric Reinforcement in Soil Retaining Structures Book Review:

Polymeric materials are being used in earthworks construction with ever increasing frequency. The term "Geosynthetics" was recently coined to encompass a diverse range of polymeric products designed for geotechnical purposes. One such purpose is the tensile reinforcement of soil~. As ten sile reinforcement, polymers have been used in the form of textiles, grids, linear strips and single filaments to reinforce earth structures such as road embankments, steep slopes and vertically faced soil retaining walls. A considerable number of retaining structures have been successfully con structed using the tensile reinforcing properties of "geosynthetics" as their primary means of stabilization. Despite such successes sufficient uncertainty exists concerning the performance of these new materials, their manner of interaction with the soil and the new design methods needed, that many authorities are still reticent concerning their use in permanent works. This book represents the proceedings of a NATO Advanced Research Workshop on the "Application of Polymeric Reinforcement in Soil Retaining Struc tures" held at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario from June 8 to June 12, 1987. The initial concept for the workshop occur red during the ISSMFE Conference in San Francisco in 1985 when a group of geotextile researchers mooted the idea of hoiding a "prediction exercise" to test analytical and design methods for such structures.

Smith's Elements of Soil Mechanics

Smith's Elements of Soil Mechanics
  • Author : Ian Smith
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 488
  • Relase : 2014-09-08
  • ISBN : 9781118848845

Smith's Elements of Soil Mechanics Book Review:

The 9th edition maintains the content on all soilmechanics subject areas - groundwater flow, soil physicalproperties, stresses, shear strength, consolidation and settlement,slope stability, retaining walls, shallow and deep foundations,highways, site investigation - but has been expanded to include adetailed explanation of how to use Eurocode 7 for geotechnicaldesign. The key change in this new edition is the expansion of thecontent covering Geotechnical Design to Eurocode 7. Redundantmaterial relating to the now defunct British Standards - no longerreferred to in degree teaching - has been removed. Building on the success of the earlier editions, this9th edition of Smith’s Elements of SoilMechanics brings additional material on geotechnical design toEurocode 7 in an understandable format. Many worked examples areincluded to illustrate the processes for performing design to thisEuropean standard. Significant updates throughout the book have been made toreflect other developments in procedures and practices in theconstruction and site investigation industries. More workedexamples and many new figures have been provided throughout. Theillustrations have been improved and the new design and layout ofthe pages give a lift. unique content to illustrate the use of Eurocode 7 withessential guidance on how to use the now fully published code clear content and well-organised structure takes complicated theories and processes and presents them ineasy-to-understand formats book's website offers examples and downloads to furtherunderstanding of the use of Eurocode 7 ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/smith/soil"www.wiley.com/go/smith/soil/a

Structural Integrity Cases in Mechanical and Civil Engineering

Structural Integrity Cases in Mechanical and Civil Engineering
  • Author : Shahrum Abdullah,Salvinder Singh Karam Singh,Noorsuhada Md Nor
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 346
  • Relase : 2022
  • ISBN : 9783030856465

Structural Integrity Cases in Mechanical and Civil Engineering Book Review:

This book covers most of the damage mechanism in the scope of mechanical engineering and civil engineering. The failure pattern of various materials and structures is mainly discussed. The sub-topics covers fatigue damage, fatigue crack initiation and propagation, life prediction techniques, computational fracture mechanics, dynamic fracture, damage mechanics and assessment, non-destructive test (NDT), concrete failure assessment, failure on soil structures, structural durability and reliability, structural health monitoring, construction damage recovery, and any relevant topics related to failure analysis.

Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics for Sedimentary and Residual Soils

Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics for Sedimentary and Residual Soils
  • Author : Laurence D. Wesley
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 464
  • Relase : 2009-08-24
  • ISBN : 9780470376263

Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics for Sedimentary and Residual Soils Book Review:

Introducing the first integrated coverage of sedimentary and residual soil engineering Despite its prevalence in under-developed parts of the United States and most tropical and sub-tropical countries, residual soil is often characterized as a mere extension of conventional soil mechanics in many textbooks. Now, with the rapid growth of construction in these regions, it is essential to gain a fuller understanding of residual soils and their properties—one that's based on an integrated approach to the study of residual and sedimentary soils. One text puts this understanding well within reach: Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics for Sedimentary and Residual Soils. The first resource to provide equal treatment of both residual and sedimentary soils and their unique engineering properties, this skill-building guide offers: A concise introduction to basic soil mechanics, stress-strain behavior, testing, and design In-depth coverage that spans the full scope of soil engineering, from bearing capacity and foundation design to the stability of slopes A focus on concepts and principles rather than methods, helping you avoid idealized versions of soil behavior and maintain a design approach that is consistent with real soils of the natural world An abundance of worked problems throughout, demonstrating in some cases that conventional design techniques applicable to sedimentary soils are not valid for residual soils Numerous end-of-chapter exercises supported by an online solutions manual Full chapter-ending references Taken together, Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics for Sedimentary and Residual Soils is a comprehensive, balanced soil engineering sourcebook that will prove indispensable for practitioners and students in civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, and geology.

Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering

Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
  • Author : A. Anagnostopoulos,M. Pachakis,Ch. Tsatsanifos
  • Publisher : IOS Press
  • Pages : 664
  • Relase : 2013-03-21
  • ISBN : 9781614991991

Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering Book Review:

This publication contains the papers presented at the 15th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ECSMGE), held in Athens, Greece. Considerable progress has been made in recent decades in understanding the engineering behavior of those hard soils and weak rocks that clearly fall into either the field of soil or of rock mechanics, and there have been important developments in design and construction methods to cope with them. Progress would be even more desirable, however, for those materials which fall into the ‘grey’ area between soils and rocks. They present particular challenges due to their diversity, the difficulties and problems arising in their identification and classification, their sampling and testing and in the establishment of suitable models to adequately describe their behavior. The publication aims to provide an updated overview of the existing worldwide knowledge of the geological features, engineering properties and behavior of such hard soils and weak rocks, with particular reference to the design and construction methods and problems associated with these materials. Part 4 was published post-conference and includes Conference Reports.

Handbook of Quay Walls

Handbook of Quay Walls
  • Author : J.G. de Gijt,M.L. Broeken
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 748
  • Relase : 2005-09-12
  • ISBN : 0415364396

Handbook of Quay Walls Book Review:

Essential knowledge for the planning, design, execution and maintenance of quay walls, plus general information about historic developments and lessons gained from observation of ports in various countries. Technical chapters are followed by a detailed calculation of a quay wall, based on semi-probabilistic design procedure, which applies the theory presented earlier. Quay Walls will interest anyone involved in the design, construction and use of quay walls, including designers, contractors, engineers, operators and managers. It also provides a rich source of basic information for students and professionals.

The Practice of Soil Reinforcing in Europe

The Practice of Soil Reinforcing in Europe
  • Author : Terry S. Ingold
  • Publisher : Thomas Telford
  • Pages : 330
  • Relase : 1995
  • ISBN : 072772083X

The Practice of Soil Reinforcing in Europe Book Review:

This book provides details of the materials, design considerations, applications and construction techniques currently employed in Europe. Topics covered include the development and use of polymetric reinforcement, basal reinforcement, the use of reinforced soil structures in landfill, and ballistic soil nailing.

Soil Nailing

Soil Nailing
  • Author : Raymond Cheung,Ken Ho
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2021-03-12
  • ISBN : 9781000351774

Soil Nailing Book Review:

Soil nailing is an in situ soil reinforcement technique that can be used to enhance the stability of slopes, retaining walls, embankments, and excavations. It involves installation of closely spaced, relatively slender unstressed tension-carrying structural elements into the ground to stabilize the soil mass. These elements, which are called soil nails, comprise steel or other engineering materials such as fiber reinforced polymer. Soil nailing did not gain popularity until the 1970s when engineers started to realize that the technique could offer an effective, robust, and economical reinforcing system for a variety of ground conditions. More importantly, the track record has been excellent in that no major collapses have been reported in properly designed and well-constructed soil nailed structures so far. Considerable experience and knowledge of the technique have been gained in the past few decades through systematic technical development work comprising laboratory tests, numerical modeling, physical modeling, site trials and field monitoring covering design, and construction practices. Soil Nailing: A Practical Guide consolidates the experience and advances made in the development and use of the soil nailing technique and encourages a wider adoption of the technique by practitioners. The book is intended for use by postgraduate students, researchers, and practicing civil and geotechnical engineers, who wish to have a more in-depth and fundamental understanding of the theory and practice behind the technique. It presents the basic principles of the technique as well as state-of-the-art knowledge and recommended standard of good practice in respect of design, construction, monitoring, and maintenance of soil nailed structures.

Proceedings of the International Workshop on Limit State Design in Geotechnical Engineering Practice

Proceedings of the International Workshop on Limit State Design in Geotechnical Engineering Practice
  • Author : Robert Bruce Gilbert,Kok-Kwang Phoon,Yusuke Honjo
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Pages : 58
  • Relase : 2003
  • ISBN : 9812704256

Proceedings of the International Workshop on Limit State Design in Geotechnical Engineering Practice Book Review:

This publication contains the abstracts of 20 papers, the majority of which were presented at the International Workshop on Limit State Design in Geotechnical Engineering Practice (LSD2003). The complete contributions are available in the accompanying CD-ROM (special lecture not included). The topics covered include: performance-based and limit state design philosophies; issues arising from the implementation of limit state design codes; elaborations of OC measured valuesOCO, OC derived valuesOCO and OC characteristic valuesOCO; reliability-based methodologies for analytical calibration of partial factors; and application of partial factors in FEM where highly nonlinear force-deformation behaviors may govern."

THEORY OF ELASTICITY AND FRACTURE MECHANICS

THEORY OF ELASTICITY AND FRACTURE MECHANICS
  • Author : UKADGAONKER, VIJAY G.
  • Publisher : PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
  • Pages : 604
  • Relase : 2015-09-27
  • ISBN : 9788120351417

THEORY OF ELASTICITY AND FRACTURE MECHANICS Book Review:

Primarily intended for the postgraduate students of mechanical, civil and other engineering branches, this book covers both theory of elasticity and fracture mechanics in a single volume. It provides the essential fundamental knowledge of the subject matter with solutions that are required in engineering practice and design. Besides, it also teaches students to apply the methods of theory of elasticity in technical calculations on the basis of illustrative examples. The book includes the latest researches done by the author at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. It covers problems in two-dimensional elasticity, complex variable approach to two-dimensional elasticity, anisotropic elasticity and interaction effect of problems with two holes using Swartz alternating method. The number of problems given as exercise at the end of the chapter will help the students to reinforce the understanding of the subject. Key features • Discusses the subject in an easy to understand manner • Highlights the new theory (Ip Theory) for fracture initiation • Covers stress analysis of fracture and macroscopic theories of fracture • Contains the methods to formulate and solve problems of solid mechanics using Finite Element Method

Performance of Reinforced Soil Structures

Performance of Reinforced Soil Structures
  • Author : Alan McGown,Khen Yeo,K. Z. Andrawes
  • Publisher : Thomas Telford
  • Pages : 628
  • Relase : 1991
  • ISBN : 0727716379

Performance of Reinforced Soil Structures Book Review:

The following is just a selection of the contents - Theory and design related to the performance of reinforced soil structures - A study of the influence of soil on the reinforcement load in polymer grid reinforced soil structures - Cellular retaining walls reinforced by geosynthetics:behaviour and design - The results of pull out tests caried out in PFA on a reinforced and unreinforced soil walls - In-situ techniques of reinforced soil - Design and field test on reinforced cut slope - Reinforcing a sand slope surrorting a footing using steel bars - Discussion of papers in session 4 - Effect of reinforcement in embankment - Session Summary

Reinforced Concrete Design to Eurocode 2

Reinforced Concrete Design to Eurocode 2
  • Author : Giandomenico Toniolo,Marco di Prisco
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 836
  • Relase : 2017-05-09
  • ISBN : 9783319520339

Reinforced Concrete Design to Eurocode 2 Book Review:

This textbook describes the basic mechanical features of concrete and explains the main resistant mechanisms activated in the reinforced concrete structures and foundations when subjected to centred and eccentric axial force, bending moment, shear, torsion and prestressing. It presents a complete set of limit-state design criteria of the modern theory of RC incorporating principles and rules of the final version of the official Eurocode 2. This textbook examines methodological more than notional aspects of the presented topics, focusing on the verifications of assumptions, the rigorousness of the analysis and the consequent degree of reliability of results. Each chapter develops an organic topic, which is eventually illustrated by examples in each final paragraph containing the relative numerical applications. These practical end-of-chapter appendices and intuitive flow-charts ensure a smooth learning experience. The book stands as an ideal learning resource for students of structural design and analysis courses in civil engineering, building construction and architecture, as well as a valuable reference for concrete structural design professionals in practice.

Soil Retaining Structures

Soil Retaining Structures
  • Author : Klaas Jan Bakker
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 248
  • Relase : 2000-01-01
  • ISBN : 9058093212

Soil Retaining Structures Book Review:

Models for structural analysis are needed in order to design safe and reliable soil-retaining structures. This study evaluates numerical models, mostly based on finite element techniques. This book provides a frame of reference for verification and validation of these models.

Deep Excavations in Soil

Deep Excavations in Soil
  • Author : John Endicott
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 213
  • Relase : 2020-08-04
  • ISBN : 9781000077094

Deep Excavations in Soil Book Review:

The book describes the theory and current practices for design of earth lateral support for deep excavations in soil. It addresses basic principles of soil mechanics and explains how these principles are embodied in design methods including hand calculations. It then introduces the use of numerical methods including the fundamental “beam on springs” models, and then more sophisticated computer programmes which can model soil as a continuum in two or three dimensions. Constitutive relationships are introduced that are in use for representing the behaviour of soil including a strain hardening model, and a Cam Clay model including groundwater flow and coupled consolidation. These methods are illustrated by reference to practical applications and case histories from the author’s direct experience, and some of the pitfalls that can occur are discussed. Theory and design are strongly tied to construction practice, with emphasis on monitoring the retaining structures and movement of surrounding ground and structures, in the context of safety and the Observational Method. Examples are presented for conventional “Bottom-up” and “Top-down” sequences, along with hybrid sequences giving tips on how to optimise the design and effect economies of cost and time for construction. It is written for practising geotechnical, civil and structural engineers, and especially for senior and MSc students.

Thesaurus of Rock and Soil Mechanics Terms

Thesaurus of Rock and Soil Mechanics Terms
  • Author : J P Jenkins,A M Smith
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 72
  • Relase : 2016-01-21
  • ISBN : 9781483137636

Thesaurus of Rock and Soil Mechanics Terms Book Review:

Thesaurus of Rock and Soil Mechanics Terms is a book of synonym, including terms used in geology, mining, hydrology, engineering, and similar fields. The terms are organized alphabetically with preferred terms in bold and non-preferred terms in italic. This text also provides non-trivial relationship to other preferred terms for each preferred terms. This book will be of great use to professionals or researchers such as geologists, miners, and engineers whose line of work involves the identification and classification of earthen materials.

Geotechnics for Developing Africa

Geotechnics for Developing Africa
  • Author : G.E. Blight,A.B. Fourie,G.R. Wardle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 878
  • Relase : 2021-07-01
  • ISBN : 9781000446647

Geotechnics for Developing Africa Book Review:

The proceedings represent a valuable reference on geotechnical problems peculiar to Africa and for engineering solutions to local problems. Topics covered are: Foundation engineering and lateral support; Methods of design and analysis; Monitoring, laboratory and field testing; Municipal, industrial and mining waste and environmental geotechnics; Soil improvement; Transportation geotechnics; Case studies.The proceedings are also an invaluable source of data on the properties of African soils, the properties of residual and tropical soils, as well as climate related problems.