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Degradations and Instabilities in Geomaterials

  • Felix Darve
  • Ioannis Vardoulakis


  • Modelling the various failure modes in geomaterials (soils, rocks, concrete): from theory to applications

  • Most recent developments for modelling bifurcations, instabilities and degradations in geomaterials are presented in the general framework of enriched continuum mechanics

  • New views, methods and tools for medelling failure in geomechanics


Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 461)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages ii-x
  2. Félix Darve, Guillaume Servant
    Pages 1-33
  3. Gilles Pijaudier-Cabot, Ludovic Jason, Antonio Huerta, Jean-François Dubé
    Pages 77-105
  4. Ioannis Vardoulakis
    Pages 107-149
  5. Ioannis Vardoulakis
    Pages 151-177
  6. Félix Darve, Cédric Lambert
    Pages 197-233
  7. Francesco Calvetti, Roberto Nova
    Pages 235-254
  8. Gilles Pijaudier-Cabot, Khalil Haidar, Ahmed Loukili, Mirvat Omar
    Pages 255-286
  9. M. Pastor, J. A. Fernandez Merodo, E. Gonzalez, P. Mira, T. Li, X. Liu
    Pages 287-317
  10. M. Pastor, M. Quecedo, E. Gonzalez, M. I. Herreros, J. A. Fernandez Merodo, P. Mira
    Pages 319-367

About this book


This book presents the most recents developments in the modelling of degradations (of thermo-chemo-mechanical origin) and of bifurcations and instabilities (leading to localized or diffuse failure modes) taking place in geomaterials (soils, rocks, concrete). Applications (landslides, rockfalls, debris flows, concrete and rock ageing, etc.) are discussed in detail.


Geomaterials behavior calculus concrete elasticity material materials mechanics modeling plasticity stability structures

Editors and affiliations

  • Felix Darve
    • 1
  • Ioannis Vardoulakis
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut National Polytechnique de GrenobleFrance
  2. 2.National Technical University of AthensGreece

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