Plasticity and Geotechnics

  • Hai-Sui Yu

Part of the Advances in Mechanics and Mathematics book series (AMMA, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Fundamentals

  3. Constitutive Relations

  4. Solution Techniques

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 517-522

About this book


Plasticity and Geotechnics is the first attempt to summarize and present, in one volume, the major developments achieved to date in the field of plasticity theory for geotechnical materials and its applications to geotechnical analysis and design. The author believes that there is an urgent need for the geotechnical and solid mechanics community to have a unified presentation of plasticity theory and its application to geotechnical engineering.

In its thorough, comprehensive treatment of the subject, the book covers classical, recent, and modern developments of appropriate constitutive theories of stress-strain relations for geomaterials and a wide range of analytical and computational techniques that are available for solving geotechnical design problems. The emphasis is on key concepts behind the most useful theoretical developments, the inter-relation of these concepts, and their implementation in numerical procedures for solving practical problems in geotechnical engineering.


This book is intended for academics, researchers, postgraduate and upper-level undergraduate students and practising engineers in soil mechanics, rock mechanics, geotechnical engineering, and civil engineering.


Computational geomechanics Constitutive modeling Fundament Geotechnical analysis Mechanics of solids Plasticity theory geotechnical engineering

Authors and affiliations

  • Hai-Sui Yu
    • 1
  1. 1.University of NottinghamUK

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