Applied Soil Mechanics with ABAQUS Applications

ISBN-10: 0471791075
ISBN-13: 9780471791072
Edition: 2007
Authors: Sam Helwany
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Book details

List price: $160.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/16/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

A simplified approach to applying the Finite Element Method to geotechnical problems Predicting soil behavior by constitutive equations that are based on experimental findings and embodied in numerical methods, such as the finite element method, is a significant aspect of soil mechanics. Engineers are able to solve a wide range of geotechnical engineering problems, especially inherently complex ones that resist traditional analysis. Applied Soil Mechanics with ABAQUS Applications provides civil engineering students and practitioners with a simple, basic introduction to applying the finite element method to soil mechanics problems. Accessible to someone with little background in soil mechanics and finite element analysis, Applied Soil Mechanics with ABAQUS Applications explains the basic concepts of soil mechanics and then prepares the reader for solving geotechnical engineering problems using both traditional engineering solutions and the more versatile, finite element solutions. Topics covered include: Properties of Soil Elasticity and Plasticity Stresses in Soil Consolidation Shear Strength of Soil Shallow Foundations Lateral Earth Pressure and Retaining Walls Piles and Pile Groups Seepage Taking a unique approach, the author describes the general soil mechanics for each topic, shows traditional applications of these principles with longhand solutions, and then presents finite element solutions for the same applications, comparing both. The book is prepared with ABAQUS software applications to enable a range of readers to experiment firsthand with the principles described in the book. By presenting both the traditional solutions alongside the FEM solutions, Applied Soil Mechanics with ABAQUS Applications is an ideal introduction to traditional soil mechanics and a guide to alternative solutions and emergent methods.

Properties of Soil
Elasticity and Plasticity
Stresses in Soil
Consolidation
Shear Strength of Soil
Shallow Foundations
Lateral Earth Pressure and Retaining Walls
Piles and Pile Groups

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