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Mechanical Behaviour of Soils Under Environmentally Induced Cyclic Loads

  • Claudio Di Prisco
  • David Muir Wood
Book

Part of the CISM Courses and Lectures book series (CISM, volume 534)

About this book

Introduction

The book gives a comprehensive description of the mechanical response of soils (granular and cohesive materials) under cyclic loading. It provides the geotechnical engineer with the theoretical and analytical tools necessary for the evaluation of settlements developng with time under cyclic, einvironmentally idncued loads (such as wave motion, wind actions, water table level variation) and their consequences for the serviceability and durability of structures such as the shallow or deep foundations used in offshore engineering, caisson beakwaters, ballast and airport pavements and also to interpret monitoring data, obtained from both natural and artificial slopes and earth embankments, for the purposes of risk assessment and mitigation.

Keywords

computational geotechnics constitutive modelling cyclic loading foundation engineering soil-structure interaction

Editors and affiliations

  • Claudio Di Prisco
    • 1
  • David Muir Wood
    • 2
  1. 1.Politecnico di MilanoItaly
  2. 2.University of BristolUK

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