Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering

Bifurcations, Instabilities and Degradations in Geomaterials

Editors: Wan, Richard, Alsaleh, Mustafa, Labuz, Joe (Eds.)

  • Presents the state of the art of geomechanics, from fundamentals to applications
  • Promotes the multidisciplinary nature of geomaterials
  • Features the results of the 8th International Workshop on Bifurcations and Degradations in Geomaterials (IWBDG 2008) held in Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada May 28 to 31, 2008
  • Includes applications to soil-machine interaction and petroleum geomechanics
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Geomaterials exhibit complex but rich mechanical behaviour with a variety of failure modes ranging from diffuse to localized deformation depending on stress, density, microstructure, and loading conditions. These failure modes are a result of an instability of material and/or geometric nature that can be studied within the framework of bifurcation theory. Degradation is another related phenomenon arising from cyclic loading, ageing, weathering, chemical attack, and capillary effects, among others. The methodology of analyzing the various types of instabilities is crucial in the adequate modelling and safe design of numerous problems in geomechanics.

The present volume contains a sampling of enlarged versions of papers presented at the International Workshop on Bifurcation and Degradations in Geomaterials (IWBDG 2008) held in Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada, May 28-31, 2008. These papers capture the state-of-the-art in the specialized field of geomechanics and contemporary approaches to solving the central issue of failure. Some engineering applications are presented in the areas of energy resource extraction and soil-machine interaction.

 

 

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Failure in Granular Materials: Macro and Micro Views

    Nicot, F. (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Instability in Loose Sand: Experimental Results and Numerical Simulations with a Microstructural Model

    Daouadji, A. (et al.)

    Pages 13-31

  • Failure in Granular Materials in Relation to Material Instability and Plastic Flow Issues

    Wan, Richard (et al.)

    Pages 33-52

  • Loss of Controllability in Partially Saturated Soils

    Buscarnera, Giuseppe (et al.)

    Pages 53-68

  • Critical Plane Approach to Analysis of Failure Criteria for Anisotropic Geomaterials

    Mróz, Zenon (et al.)

    Pages 69-89

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bifurcations, Instabilities and Degradations in Geomaterials
Editors
  • Richard Wan
  • Mustafa Alsaleh
  • Joe Labuz
Series Title
Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-18284-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-18284-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-18283-9
Series ISSN
1866-8755
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 369
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