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Modern Trends in Geomechanics

  • Wei Wu
  • Hai-Sui Yu
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 106)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. General Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. I. F. Collins, A. T. T. Tai
      Pages 3-15
    3. Gerd Gudehus
      Pages 17-37
    4. G. T. Houlsby, A. M. Puzrin
      Pages 39-60
  3. Constitutive Modelling

  4. Micromechanics

About these proceedings


This book is loaded with rich and stimulating articles by a roster of brilliant scholars, reflecting some recent trends in the frontier research of geomechanics. This collection of 32 contributions stems from an international workshop on "Modern Trends of Geomechanics" held in Vienna. The contributions span a wide range of topics and an enormous range of physical scales, from micromechanics at grain scale to engineering problems at large scale; from laboratory and field testing over constitutive modelling to numerical analysis.

The key features of this book are: thermodynamics, multiphase continua and transport phenomena; constitutive modelling, localized bifurcation, micropolar theory, unsaturated soil, viscous and cyclic behaviour; numerical and analytical methods; discrete element method, micromechanics, grain crushing and damage; laboratory and field testing, foundation and mining engineering.

This book will be rewarding for anyone interested in the frontier research in geomechanics and geotechnical engineering, appealing to graduate students, researchers and engineers alike.


Cyclic Loading Fundament High-Order Continua Instability and Bifurcation Limit Analysis Micro-Macro Relationships Rapid Granular Flow Rate Dependence Shakedown Analysis Stab Transport Phenomena soil mechanics structure

Editors and affiliations

  • Wei Wu
    • 1
  • Hai-Sui Yu
    • 2
  1. 1.Director of the Institute of Geotechnical EngineeringUniversity of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences ViennaViennaAustria
  2. 2.School of Civil EngineeringUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUK

About the editors

Advisory Committee

J.P. Carter. W-F. Chen, F. Darve, M. Bolton, A. Gens, G. Gudehus, D. Kolymbas, P.V. Lade, R. Nova, F. Oka, R.K. Rowe , A.P.S. Selvadurai, Z-J. Shen, A.J.M. Spencer, I. Vardoulakis

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