Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Sheng-hong Chen
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  4. Sheng-Hong Chen
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  8. Sheng-hong Chen
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About this book


This book presents recent research into developing and applying computational tools to estimate the performance and safety of hydraulic structures from the planning and construction stage to the service period. Based on the results of a close collaboration between the author and his colleagues, friends, students and field engineers, it shows how to achieve a good correlation between numerical computation and the actual in situ behavior of hydraulic structures. The book’s heuristic and visualized style disseminates the philosophy and road map as well as the findings of the research. The chapters reflect the various aspects of the three typical and practical methods (the finite element method, the block element method, the composite element method) that the author has been working on and made essential contributions to since the 1980s. This book is an advanced continuation of Hydraulic Structures by the same author, published by Springer in 2015.


Finite Element Method Block Element Method Composite Element Method Hydraulic Structures Computational Geomechanics Seepage Analysis Jointed Rock Reinforced Fully-grouted Bolt Dam Concrete Placement Reservoir Impoundment

Authors and affiliations

  • Sheng-Hong Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Water Resources and Hydropower EngineeringWuhan UniversityWuhanChina

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-8134-7
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-8135-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-259X
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-2603
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