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Strength Analysis in Geomechanics

  • For the 2nd ed. the author solved new non-linear geotechnical problems

  • New approach solving geomechanical problems including fractures and deformations

  • Contains new ideas for Geomechanical Engineering


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-15
  2. Serguey A. Elsoufiev
    Pages 1-32
  3. Serguey A. Elsoufiev
    Pages 33-49
  4. Serguey A. Elsoufiev
    Pages 51-88
  5. Serguey A. Elsoufiev
    Pages 169-191
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 191-243

About this book


The book presents a new approach for the solution of geomechanical problems - it explicitly takes into account deformation and fracture in time, which are neglected in classical methods although these properties create important effects. The method reveals the influence of the form of a structure on its ultimate state. It uses the rheological law which accounts for large strains at a non-linear unsteady creep, an influence of a stress state type, an initial anisotropy and damage. The whole approach takes into account five types of non-linearity (physical as well as geometrical ones) and contains several new ideas. For example, it considers the fracture as a process, the difference between the body and an element of the material which only deforms and fails because it is in the structure, the simplicity of some non-linear computations against the consequent linear ones, the dependence of the maximum small strain in dangerous poins of the body only on the material.

Professor Elsoufiev included many new solutions of non-linear geotechnical problems to this second edition.




Creep Elastic Deformation Nonlinear Strain damage deformation fracture mechanics plastic deformation stress

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.BochumGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Strength Analysis in Geomechanics
  • Authors Serguey A. Elsoufiev
  • Series Title Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-01300-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-26180-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-01301-0
  • Series ISSN 1866-8755
  • Series E-ISSN 1866-8763
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 258
  • Number of Illustrations 159 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Originally published in the series: Foundations of Engineering Mechanics
  • Topics Solid Mechanics
    Geotechnical Engineering & Applied Earth Sciences
    Computational Intelligence
    Solid Mechanics
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From the reviews:

"This book presents a new analysis of the solutions for geomechanical problems, tacking into account nonlinear effects, fracture and damage of structures. … The work is organized in 6 chapters, followed by 14 appendices and a bibliography. … The book is recommended to civil engineers and geologists." (Olivian Simionescu, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1116 (18), 2007)