Linear and Non-linear Numerical Analysis of Foundations

Linear and Non-linear Numerical Analysis of Foundations

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The correct understanding, design and analysis of foundations that support
structures are fundamental to the safety of those structures. Witness
the leaning tower of Pisa, which, if built a short distance from its present
location, would have remained upright and have been just another safe
structure!
With the introduction of more complex design codes, such as the Eurocodes
in Europe, it is becoming increasingly necessary to use linear and
non-linear numerical analysis in the design of foundations to model accurately
the structure’s response to loading.
In order to allow designers, engineers, architects, researchers and clients
to understand the advanced numerical techniques used in the analysis and
design of foundations, and to guide them into safer, less expensive and longerlasting
structural foundations, a wide range of world experts with knowledge
in the latest advances in the design and analysis of foundations has
been brought together, and their expertise presented in a clear and logical
way.
The chapters in this book provide a review of state-of-the-art techniques
for modeling foundations, using linear and non-linear numerical analysis,
as they affect a range of infrastructure, civil engineering and structural
engineering foundations. The use of these chapters will allow designers,
engineers, architects, researchers and clients to understand the advanced
numerical techniques used in the analysis and design of foundations,
and to guide them into safer, less expensive and longer-lasting structural
foundations.
The following topics are covered in the book:
Using probabilistic methods to measure the risk of geotechnical site investigations
illustrates that probabilistic methods can be employed successfully
to measure the effectiveness of site investigations.



Content :
  • Using probabilistic methods to measure the risk of geotechnical site investigations
  • The contribution of numerical analysis to the response prediction of pile foundations
  • Uplift capacity of inclined plate ground anchors in soil
  • Numerical modeling of geosynthetic reinforced soil walls
  • Seismic analysis of pile foundations in liquefying soil
  • The effect of negative skin friction on piles and pile groups
  • Semi-analytical approach for analyzing ground vibrations caused by trains moving over elevated bridges with
  • pile foundations
  • Efficient analysis of buildings with grouped piles for seismic stiffness and strength design
  • Modeling of cyclic mobility and associated lateral ground
  • deformations for earthquake engineering applications
  • Bearing capacity of shallow foundations under static and seismic conditions
  • Free vibrations of industrial chimneys or communications towers with flexibility of soil


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