Application of Plasticity and Generalized Stress-strain in Geotechnical Engineering

by E. T. Selig, (F.ASCE), Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass. 01003,
R. N. Yong, (M.ASCE), Prof. of Civ. Engrg. and Applied Mechanics; McGill Univ., Montreal, Quebec, Canada,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-294-4 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-294-0 (ISBN-10), 1982, Soft Cover, Pg. 355

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Conference information: Symposium on Limit Equilibrium, Plasticity and Generalized Stress-Station Applications in Geotechnical Engineering in conjunction with the 1980 ASCE Annual Convention and Exposition | Hollywood, Florida, United States | October 27-31, 1980

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


This volume on the application of plasticity and generalized stress-strain in geotechnical engineering is divided into two main sections, with an introduction on soil constitutive model assessment. The first section covers limit equilibrium plasticity applications in geotechnical engineering. A state of the art report on limit equilibrium plasticity in soil mechanics discusses failure conditions, plasticity theory, slope stability, active and passive earth pressures, and ultimate bearing capacity of foundations. Eight papers discuss these topics in depth. The second section on generalized stress-strain applications is also introduced with a state of the art report which covers use of constitutive models in finite element programs, theories of constitutive relations, and current non-linear relations. Seven papers that explore these topics include a deformation analysis for braced excavation in clay, characterization of the undrained anistropy of clays, and stress-strain influence on soil compactability. The papers included in this publication were presented at a symposium on geotechnical engineering. Resulting panel discussions are summarized. Graphs and charts illustrate many of the papers.

Subject Headings: Geotechnical engineering | Plasticity | Stress strain relations | Soil stress | Soil deformation | Soil analysis | Compacted soils | Constitutive relations


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