Some Applications of Mathematical Programming in Geomechanics

  • G. Gioda
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 311)


Some applications are discussed of mathematical programming algorithms to the solution of problems of geotechnical engineering concerning: a) elasto-plastic analysis, b) limit analysis, c) the determination of the average mechanical properties of soil or rock masses through the back analysis of in situ measurements and d) free surface seepage analyses in steady state regime. A common feature of the solution approaches here adopted for the mentioned problems is that they are based on the minimization, under equality or inequality constraints, of suitably defined functions. The main aspects of the various formulations are presented and some illustrative examples are discussed for each group of problems.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Gioda
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Università di UdineUdineItaly
  2. 2.Politecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly

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