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Constitutive Modeling of Geomaterials

Advances and New Applications

  • Qiang Yang
  • Jian-Min Zhang
  • Hong Zheng
  • Yangping Yao


  • Latest research on Constitutive Modeling of Geomaterials

  • Results of the symposium “Constitutive Modeling of Geomaterials: Advances and New Applications” held October 15 -16, 2012

  • Written by leading experts in the field

Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-12
  2. Yannis F. Dafalias, Xiang-song Li
    Pages 13-26
  3. Q. Yang, K. D. Leng, Q. Chang, Y. R. Liu
    Pages 63-87
  4. Thomas Benz, Valentina Berengo, Paolo Simonini, Martino Leoni
    Pages 89-96
  5. Chandrakant S. Desai, Shantanu M. Sane
    Pages 97-105
  6. T. M. Bodas Freitas, D. M. Potts, L. Zdravkovic
    Pages 107-114
  7. Minna Karstunen, Mohammad Rezania, Nallathamby Sivasithamparam
    Pages 115-119
  8. David Nash, Matthew Brown
    Pages 121-124
  9. Fang-Le Peng, P. Chattonjai, Zhen Hua, Ke Tan
    Pages 125-128
  10. Jilin Qi, Songhe Wang, Fan Yu
    Pages 129-133
  11. Pranshoo Solanki, David Adje, Musharraf Zaman, Zahid Hossain
    Pages 135-138
  12. Yoichi Watabe, Serge Leroueil
    Pages 139-143
  13. Ze-Xiang Wu, Yin-Fu Jin, Zhen-Yu Yin
    Pages 145-148
  14. José E. Andrade, Alfonso M. Ramos, Arcesio Lizcano
    Pages 167-172

About these proceedings


The Second International Symposium on Constitutive Modeling of Geomaterials: Advances and New Applications (IS-Model 2012), is to be held in Beijing, China, during October 15-16, 2012. The symposium is organized by Tsinghua University, the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG), the Committee of Numerical and Physical Modeling of Rock Mass, Chinese Society for Rock Mechanics and Engineering, and the Committee of Constitutive Relations and Strength Theory, China Institution of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, China Civil Engineering Society. This Symposium follows the first successful International Workshop on Constitutive Modeling held in Hong Kong, which was organized by Prof. JH Yin in 2007.


Constitutive modeling of geomaterials has been an active research area for a long period of time. Different approaches have been used in the development of various constitutive models. A number of models have been implemented in the numerical analyses of geotechnical structures. The objective of the symposium is to provide a forum for researchers and engineers working or interested in the area of constitutive modeling to meet together and share new ideas, achievements and experiences through presentations and discussions. Emphasis is placed on recent advances of constitutive modeling and its applications in both theoretic and experimental aspects.


Six famous scholars have been invited for the plenary speeches of the symposiums. Some prominent scholars have been invited to organize four specialized workshops on hot topics, including “Time-dependent stress-strain behavior of geomaterials”, “Constitutive modeling within critical state soil mechanics”, “Multiscale and multiphysics in geomaterials”, and “Damage to failure in rock structures”. A total of 49 papers are included in the above topics. In addition, 51 papers are grouped under three topics covering “Behaviour of geomaterials”, “Constitutive model”, and “Applications”.


The editors expect that the book can be helpful as a reference to all those in the field of constitutive modeling of geomaterials.


Constitutive Modeling Geoengineering Geomaterials Geomechanics

Editors and affiliations

  • Qiang Yang
    • 1
  • Jian-Min Zhang
    • 2
  • Hong Zheng
    • 3
  • Yangping Yao
    • 4
  1. 1., State Key LaboratoryTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina, People's Republic
  2. 2., State Key LaboratoryTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina, People's Republic
  3. 3.Institute of Rock and Soil MechanicsChinese Academy of SciencesWuhanChina, People's Republic
  4. 4.Department of Civil Engineering, School of Transportation ScienceBeihang UniversityBeijingChina, People's Republic

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Constitutive Modeling of Geomaterials
  • Book Subtitle Advances and New Applications
  • Editors Qiang Yang
    Jian-Min Zhang
    Hong Zheng
    Yangping Yao
  • Series Title Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-32813-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-52170-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-32814-5
  • Series ISSN 1866-8755
  • Series E-ISSN 1866-8763
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 813
  • Number of Illustrations 468 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Geoengineering, Foundations, Hydraulics
    Geotechnical Engineering & Applied Earth Sciences
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