Plasticity and Geotechnics is the first attempt to summarize and present in a single volume the major achievements in the field of plasticity theory for geotechnical materials and its applications to geotechnical analysis and design. The book emerges from the author's belief that there is an urgent need for the geotechnical and solid mechanics community to have a unified presentation of plasticity theory and its application to geotechnical engineering.
Fundamentals.- Elements of Continuum Mechanics.- Foundations of the Theory of Plasticity.- General Elastic-Plastic Theorems.- Constitutive Relations.- Perfect Plasticity.- Isotropic Hardening and Critical State Theory.- Multi-Surface and Bounding Surface Plasticity.- Non-Coaxial Plasticity.- Plasticity Without a Prior Yield Criterion.- Solution Techniques.- Rigorous Analysis of Elastic-Plastic Problems.- Slip Line Analysis.- Limit Analysis.- Shakedown Analysis.- Finite Element Analysis.
From the reviews:
"This book presents plasticity theories of geomaterials ... and their applications to geotechnical analysis and design. The author analyses classical, modern and recent developments of constitutive relations for geomaterials and a number of analytical and computational techniques for solving geotechnical design problems. ... The book can serve as a valuable reference for researchers, teachers and students in soil mechanics, rock mechanics, geotechnics and civil engineering." (Olivian Simionescu, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1151, 2009)
Foreword by J.B. Burland.- Preface.- PART I. FUNDAMENTALS.- 1. Introduction.- 2. Elements of continuum mechanics.- 3. Foundations of the theory of plasticity.- 4. General elastic-plastic theorems.- PART II. CONSTITUTIVE RELATIONS.- 5. Perfect plasticity.- 6. Isotropic hardening and critical state theory.- 7. Multi-surface and bounding surface plasticity.- 8. Non-coaxial plasticity.- 9. Plasticity without a prior yield criterion.- PART III. SOLUTION TECHNIQUES.- 10. Rigorous analysis of elastic-plastic problems.- 11. Slip line analysis.- 12. Limit analysis.- 13. Shakedown analysis.- 14. Finite element analysis.- Index.
Presents major developments in the field of plasticity theory for geotechnical materials
Reviews classical, recent, and modern developments of appropriate constitutive theories of stress-strain relations for geomaterials
Describes a wide range of analytical and computational techniques for solving geotechnical design problems