Geotechnical Problem Solving

Engineering problems involving geotechnical issues are difficult to solve, primarily because geotechnical parameters are difficult to measure, difficult to characterize and difficult to analyze. Some of the geotechnical difficulty comes ...


Author: John C. Lommler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119969075

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 352

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Devised with a focus on problem solving, Geotechnical Problem Solving bridges the gap between geotechnical and soil mechanics material covered in university Civil Engineering courses and the advanced topics required for practicing Civil, Structural and Geotechnical engineers. By giving newly qualified engineers the information needed to apply their extensive theoretical knowledge, and informing more established practitioners of the latest developments, this book enables readers to consider how to confidently approach problems having thought through the various options available. Where various competing solutions are proposed, the author systematically leads through each option, weighing up the benefits and drawbacks of each, to ensure the reader can approach and solve real-world problems in a similar manner The scope of material covered includes a range of geotechnical topics, such as soil classification, soil stresses and strength and soil self-weight settlement. Shallow and deep foundations are analyzed, including special articles on laterally loaded piles, retaining structures including MSE and Tieback walls, slope and trench stability for natural, cut and fill slopes, geotechnical uncertainty, and geotechnical LRFD (Load and Resistance Factor Design).

Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering: A Practical Problem Solving Approach covers all of the major geotechnical topics in the simplest possible way adopting a hands-on approach with a very strong practical bias.


Author: Nagaratnam Sivakugan

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

ISBN: 9781604270167

Category: Study Aids

Page: 520

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Geotechnical Engineering: A Practical Problem Solving Approach covers all of the major geotechnical topics in the simplest possible way adopting a hands-on approach with a very strong practical bias. You will learn the material through worked examples that are representative of realistic field situations whereby geotechnical engineering principles are applied to solve real-life problems.

Geotechnical Problems and Solutions

As real-life applications in geotechnical engineering have evolved rapidly over the past few decades, the need for becoming familiar with the extended concepts and methods of soil mechanics, as well as developing modern problem- solving ...


Author: Buddhima Indraratna

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351037334

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 254

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This book covers problems and their solution of a wide range of geotechnical topics. Every chapter starts with a summary of key concepts and theory, followed by worked-out examples, and ends with a short list of key references. It presents a unique collection of step by step solutions from basic to more complex problems in various topics of geotechnical engineering, including fundamental topics such as effective stress, permeability, elastic deformation, shear strength and critical state together with more applied topics such retaining structures and dams, excavation and tunnels, pavement infrastructure, unsaturated soil mechanics, marine works, ground monitoring. This book aims to provide students (undergraduates and postgraduates) and practitioners alike a reference guide on how to solve typical geotechnical problems. Features: Guide for solving typical geotechnical problems complementing geotechnical textbooks. Reference guide for practitioners to assist in determining solutions to complex geotechnical problems via simple methods.

Problem Solving and Uncertainty Modeling through Optimization and Soft Computing Applications

Several scientists and researchers have adopted various soft computing models to solve different and difficult geotechnical problems. Gaussian Process Regression (GPR) is an elegant tool for the engineers and researchers in order to ...


Author: Saxena, Pratiksha

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466698864

Category: Mathematics

Page: 403

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Optimization techniques have developed into a modern-day solution for real-world problems in various industries. As a way to improve performance and handle issues of uncertainty, optimization research becomes a topic of special interest across disciplines. Problem Solving and Uncertainty Modeling through Optimization and Soft Computing Applications presents the latest research trends and developments in the area of applied optimization methodologies and soft computing techniques for solving complex problems. Taking a multi-disciplinary approach, this critical publication is an essential reference source for engineers, managers, researchers, and post-graduate students.

Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering

solve. geotechnical. problems. involving. large. deformations. Sascha Henke, Gang Qiu & Jürgen Grabe Institute for Geotechnical and Construction Management, Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany ABSTRACT: Geotechnical ...


Author: Thomas Benz

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203842362

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 976

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Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering contains 153 scientific papers presented at the 7th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering, NUMGE 2010, held at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway, 2 4 June 2010.The contributions cover topics from emerging research to engineering pra

Problem Solving in Soil Mechanics

Although primarily designed as a supplement to Soil Mechanics: Basic Concepts and Engineering Applications, this book can be used as anindependent problem solving text, since there is no specific reference to any equation or figure in the ...


Author: A. Aysen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9058095312

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 183

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Although primarily designed as a supplement to Soil Mechanics: Basic Concepts and Engineering Applications, this book can be used as anindependent problem solving text, since there is no specific reference to any equation or figure in the main book and contains problems and fully-worked solutions. Written for university students taking first-degree courses in civil engineering, environmental and agricultural engineering, its main aim is to simulate problem solving learning as well as facilitating self-teaching. The special structure of the book makes it possible to be used in two, three and four year undergraduate courses in soil mechanics. As it includes new and advanced topics tis work book will also be a valuable resource for the practising professional engineer. Although readers are assumed to have prior knowledge in soil mechanics; necessary basic information is included in each worked example.

Geological and Geotechnical Engineering in the New Millennium

The problems to be solved to develop hydrogen as a viable energy alternative include finding sources for hydrogen, storing the hydrogen, and developing ... Each of these solutions will require geotechnical problem solving (NRC, 2004b).


Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309100090

Category: Science

Page: 220

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The field of geoengineering is at a crossroads where the path to high-tech solutions meets the path to expanding applications of geotechnology. In this report, the term "geoengineering" includes all types of engineering that deal with Earth materials, such as geotechnical engineering, geological engineering, hydrological engineering, and Earth-related parts of petroleum engineering and mining engineering. The rapid expansion of nanotechnology, biotechnology, and information technology begs the question of how these new approaches might come to play in developing better solutions for geotechnological problems. This report presents a vision for the future of geotechnology aimed at National Science Foundation (NSF) program managers, the geological and geotechnical engineering community as a whole, and other interested parties, including Congress, federal and state agencies, industry, academia, and other stakeholders in geoengineering research. Some of the ideas may be close to reality whereas others may turn out to be elusive, but they all present possibilities to strive for and potential goals for the future. Geoengineers are poised to expand their roles and lead in finding solutions for modern Earth systems problems, such as global change, emissions-free energy supply, global water supply, and urban systems.

Geotechnical Engineering

Now it is time to invert the matrix to obtain the [Y] matrix as the solution to the problem. 6. ... method (FEM) is another powerful numerical method to solve geotechnical problems (Clough 1960; Desai and Abel 1972; Zienkiewicz et al.


Author: Jean-Louis Briaud

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470948569

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1024

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Written by a leader on the subject, Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering is first introductory geotechnical engineering textbook to cover both saturated and unsaturated soil mechanics. Destined to become the next leading text in the field, this book presents a new approach to teaching the subject, based on fundamentals of unsaturated soils, and extending the description of applications of soil mechanics to a wide variety of topics. This groundbreaking work features a number of topics typically left out of undergraduate geotechnical courses.

Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Soft Computing for Problem Solving

Soil liquefaction during an earthquake has been one of the major thrusts for geotechnical engineers. ... These versatile applications make ANN models valuable problem-solving tools in the field of geotechnical engineering, ...


Author: Millie Pant

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9788132217718

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 929

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The proceedings of SocProS 2013 serve as an academic bonanza for scientists and researchers working in the field of Soft Computing. This book contains theoretical as well as practical aspects of Soft Computing, an umbrella term for techniques like fuzzy logic, neural networks and evolutionary algorithms, swarm intelligence algorithms etc. This book will be beneficial for the young as well as experienced researchers dealing with complex and intricate real world problems for which finding a solution by traditional methods is very difficult. The different areas covered in the proceedings are: Image Processing, Cryptanalysis, Supply Chain Management, Newly Proposed Nature Inspired Algorithms, Optimization, Problems related to Medical and Health Care, Networking etc.

Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering IX Volume 2

The use of ground anchorage, as a direct extension of the rock anchoring technique, is intensely executed throughout the world. This work aims to evaluate a hydromechanical geotechnical problem solving the coupling between soil mass and ...


Author: António S. Cardoso

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429823169

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 724

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Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering IX contains 204 technical and scientific papers presented at the 9th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering (NUMGE2018, Porto, Portugal, 25—27 June 2018). The papers cover a wide range of topics in the field of computational geotechnics, providing an overview of recent developments on scientific achievements, innovations and engineering applications related to or employing numerical methods. They deal with subjects from emerging research to engineering practice, and are grouped under the following themes: Constitutive modelling and numerical implementation Finite element, discrete element and other numerical methods. Coupling of diverse methods Reliability and probability analysis Large deformation – large strain analysis Artificial intelligence and neural networks Ground flow, thermal and coupled analysis Earthquake engineering, soil dynamics and soil-structure interactions Rock mechanics Application of numerical methods in the context of the Eurocodes Shallow and deep foundations Slopes and cuts Supported excavations and retaining walls Embankments and dams Tunnels and caverns (and pipelines) Ground improvement and reinforcement Offshore geotechnical engineering Propagation of vibrations Following the objectives of previous eight thematic conferences, (1986 Stuttgart, Germany; 1990 Santander, Spain; 1994 Manchester, United Kingdom; 1998 Udine, Italy; 2002 Paris, France; 2006 Graz, Austria; 2010 Trondheim, Norway; 2014 Delft, The Netherlands), Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering IX updates the state-of-the-art regarding the application of numerical methods in geotechnics, both in a scientific perspective and in what concerns its application for solving practical boundary value problems. The book will be much of interest to engineers, academics and professionals involved or interested in Geotechnical Engineering. This is volume 2 of the NUMGE 2018 set.