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Earth Sciences & Geography - Natural Hazards | Geo-disaster Modeling and Analysis: An SPH-based Approach

Geo-disaster Modeling and Analysis: An SPH-based Approach

Huang, Yu, Dai, Zili, Zhang, Weijie

2014, XXIV, 189 p. 130 illus., 8 illus. in color.

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  • Detail introduction helps the reader to get a deep understanding of SPH method
  • Step-by-step tutorials help the reader to write code for the SPH method
  • Includes cases demonstrating on how to apply the SPH method to geotechnical engineering and geological disasters

Through application of the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) method, this monograph mainly focuses on large deformations and flow failure simulations of geomaterials and movement behavior, which are always involved in geo-disasters. The work covers the theoretical background, numerical techniques, code implementation issues, and many novel and interesting applications. Two-dimensional and three-dimensional SPH models in the framework of both hydrodynamics and solid mechanics are established, with detailed descriptions. The monograph also contains many appealing and practical examples of geo-disaster modeling and analysis, including the fluidized movement of flow-like landslides, lateral spread of liquefied soils, and flow slides in landfills. In the documented SPH simulations, the propagation of geo-disasters is effectively reproduced. Dynamic behaviors of geomaterials during propagation are ascertained, including sliding path, flow velocity, maximum distance reached, and distribution of deposits. In this way, the monograph presents a means for mapping hazardous areas, estimating hazard intensity, and identifying and designing appropriate protective measures.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Geomaterial Failure - Large Deformation Analysis - Meshfree Method - Numerical Simulation - Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics

Related subjects » Civil Engineering - Environmental Science & Engineering - Geophysics & Environmental Physics - Natural Hazards

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