Bifurcations, Instabilities and Degradations in Geomaterials

  • Richard Wan
  • Mustafa Alsaleh
  • Joe Labuz

Part of the Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering book series (SSGG, volume 0)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. F. Nicot, L. Sibille, F. Darve
    Pages 1-12
  3. A. Daouadji, P. -Y. Hicher, C. S. Chang, M. Jrad, H. Algali
    Pages 13-31
  4. Giuseppe Buscarnera, Roberto Nova
    Pages 53-68
  5. Teruo Nakai, Mamoru Kikumoto, Hiroyuki Kyokawa, Hassain M. Shahin, Feng Zhang
    Pages 91-111
  6. F. Zhang, Bin Ye, Y. J. Jin, T. Nakai
    Pages 113-132
  7. Marte Gutierrez, Randall Hickman
    Pages 167-185
  8. Jim Graham, Marolo Alfaro, James Blatz
    Pages 187-210
  9. H. Nonoyama, A. Yashima, K. Sawada, S. Moriguchi
    Pages 275-290
  10. K. Oda, A. Yashima, K. Sawada, S. Moriguchi, A. Sato, I. Kamiishi
    Pages 291-306
  11. M. G. Lipsett, R. Yousefi Moghaddam
    Pages 347-366
  12. Back Matter

About this book


Geomaterials exhibit complex but rich mechanical behaviour with a variety of failure modes ranging from diffuse to localized deformation depending on stress, density, microstructure, and loading conditions. These failure modes are a result of an instability of material and/or geometric nature that can be studied within the framework of bifurcation theory. Degradation is another related phenomenon arising from cyclic loading, ageing, weathering, chemical attack, and capillary effects, among others. The methodology of analyzing the various types of instabilities is crucial in the adequate modelling and safe design of numerous problems in geomechanics.

The present volume contains a sampling of enlarged versions of papers presented at the International Workshop on Bifurcation and Degradations in Geomaterials (IWBDG 2008) held in Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada, May 28-31, 2008. These papers capture the state-of-the-art in the specialized field of geomechanics and contemporary approaches to solving the central issue of failure. Some engineering applications are presented in the areas of energy resource extraction and soil-machine interaction.




Bifurcation Degradation Geomaterials Geomechanics Instability Petroleum Geomechanic Soil-Machine Interaction

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard Wan
    • 1
  • Mustafa Alsaleh
    • 2
  • Joe Labuz
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Civil Engineering Schulich School of Engineering University of Calgary CalgaryCanada
  2. 2.Caterpillar Inc.Mossville61552
  3. 3.Department of Civil Engineering University of Minnesota MinneapolisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-18283-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-18284-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1866-8755
  • Series Online ISSN 1866-8763
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