Advances in Geophysical and Environmental Mechanics and Mathematics

Physical Soil Mechanics

Authors: Gudehus, Gerd

  • - Soils are complex in composition, state and behaviour
  • - Graphical representation helps to lighten the constitutive relations
  • - The concept of related evolutions of state and shape works throughout more complex boundary value problems
  • - It is a powerful tool which is useful for the description of soils and their properties
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Soil is matter in its own right. Its nature can be captured by means of monotonous, cyclic and strange attractors. Thus material properties are defined by the asymptotic response of sand- and clay-like samples to imposed deformations and stresses. This serves to validate and calibrate elastoplastic and hypoplastic relations with comparative plots. Extensions capture thermal and seismic activations, limitations occur due to localizations and skeleton decay.Attractors in the large characterize boundary value problems from model tests via geotechnical operations up to tectonic evolutions. Validations of hypoplastic calculations are shown with many examples, possible further applications are indicated in detail. This approach is energetically justified and limited by critical points where the otherwise legitimate continuity gets lost by localization and decay. You will be fascinated by the fourth element although or just as it is so manifold.

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Gerd Gudehus studied civil engineering in Berlin, where he also completed his doctoral thesis in soil mechanics. In 1973, he became full professor and chairman of the Department of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering at the Institute of Soil and Rock Mechanics, Karlsruhe University. He is head of the Soil Mechanics Section of the German National Geotechnical Society and is engaged in the conservation and restoration of historical retaining walls and in the stabilization of the foundations of historical buildings situated on soft ground.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Physical Soil Mechanics
Authors
Series Title
Advances in Geophysical and Environmental Mechanics and Mathematics
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-36354-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-36354-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-36353-8
Series ISSN
1866-8348
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 840
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