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Author Wan, Richard, author

Title Failure in geomaterials : a contemporary treatise / Richard Wan, François Nicot, Félix Darve
Published London : ISTE Press Ltd ; Kidlington, Oxford : Elsevier, [2017]
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Summary Failure in Geomaterials offers a unified view of material failure as an instability of deformation modes framed within the theory of bifurcation. Using mathematical rigor, logic, physical reasoning and basic principles of mechanics, the authors develop the fundamentals of failure in geomaterials based on the second-order work criterion. Various forms of rupture modes and material instabilities in granular materials are explored both analytically and numerically with lab experimental observations on sand as a backdrop. The authors provide a clear picture of inelastic deformations and failure of geomaterials under various loading conditions. A unique feature of the book is the systematic application of the developed theory to the failure analysis of some selected engineering problems such as soil nailing, landslides, energy resource extraction, and internal erosion in soils
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Vendor-supplied metadata
Subject Fracture mechanics.
Soil mechanics.
Form Electronic book
Author Darve, F., author
Nicot, François, author
ISBN 0081010567 (electronic bk.)
9780081010563 (electronic bk.)