This book deals with: T. Wichtmann, T. Triantafyllidis: "Behaviour Of Granular Soils Under Environmentally Induced Cyclic Loads"; D. Muir Wood: "Constitutive modelling"; C. di Prisco: "Creep Versus Transient Loading Effects In Geotechnical Problems"; M. Pastor et al: "Mathematical Models For Transient, Dynamic And Cyclic Problems In Geotechnical Engineering"; M. Pastor: "Discretization Techniques For Transient, Dynamics And Cyclic Problems In Geotechnical Engineering: First Order Hyperbolic Partial Diffential Equations"; M. Pastor et l: "Discretization Techniques For Transient, Dynamic And Cyclic Problems In Geotechnical Engineering: Second Order Equation"; C. di Prisco: "Cyclic Mechanical Response Of Rigid Bodies Interacting With Sand Strata". D. Muir Wood: "Macroelement Modelling"; M. F. Randolph: "Offshore Design Approaches And Model Tests For Sub-Failure Cyclic Loading Of Foundations"; M.F. Randolph: "Cyclic Interface Shearing In Sand and Cemented Solis And Application To Axial Response Of Piles"; and M. F. Randolph: "Evaluation Of The Remoulded Shear Strength Of Offshore Clays And Application To Pipline-Soil And Riser-Soil Interaction".
The book gives a comprehensive description of the mechanical response of soils (granular and cohesive materials) under cyclic loading. It provides the geotechnical engineer with the theoretical and analytical tools necessary for the evaluation of settlements developng with time under cyclic, einvironmentally idncued loads (such as wave motion, wind actions, water table level variation) and their consequences for the serviceability and durability of structures such as the shallow or deep foundations used in offshore engineering, caisson beakwaters, ballast and airport pavements and also to interpret monitoring data, obtained from both natural and artificial slopes and earth embankments, for the purposes of risk assessment and mitigation.
Publisher: Springer Verlag GmbH