Rock and Soil MechanicsBy
- W. Derski
- R. Izbicki
- I. Kisiel
- Z. Mróz, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, and Technical University, Wroclaw, Poland
Developments in Geotechnical Engineering
Published: January 1989
...both the student and the practising engineer will find much useful information collected in this book.
Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 1989
..the book..will serve as a good reference for practising engineers. ....valuable as a reference for geotechnical engineers.
S. Valliappan, Kensington, N.S.W., Australia, Rock and Soil Mechanics
...will serve as a good reference for practising engineers....valauble as a reference for geotechnical engineers.
S. Valliappan, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering
- 1. Definition and Subject of the Discipline. Nature of the discipline and interdisciplinary connections. Discontinuity and granularity. Multicomponent structure. 2. Mechanical Models of Rocks and Soils. Description of the models. The concepts of rheology of a continuum. The model of an elastic body. Linear rheological models. Piecewise linear models. Terzaghi's hydrodynamic model. Discrete model for rocks and soils. Shear resistance of soils. 3. Properties of Rocks and Soils. Physical properties of rocks. Physical properties of soils. Rheological properties of rocks. Rheological parameters of soils. The properties of frozen soils. 4. Viscoelasticity in Soil and Rock Mechanics. Distribution of stresses in the substratum. Deformations of the substratum and slopes. The in-situ state of a rock mass. Excavations in a rock stratum. Problems associated with drilling. Discrete models of rock strata. 5. Groundwater Flow. Equations of groundwater movement. Two-dimensional groundwater flow problem. Some practical problems. Seepage in scarps and slopes. Drainage of the ground and excavations. Water flow in rock strata. 6. Outline of the Theory of Consolidation of Porous Deformable Media. Brief outline of the history of the theory of consolidation. Quasi-stationary problems. Dynamic problems of the theory of consolidation. Thermoconsolidation. 7. Plasticity and Limit States. Constitutive relations for elastic-plastic models of rocks and soils. The limit state conditions. Limit analysis. Examples of application of approximate methods. The method of characteristics. 8. Mechanics of the Clay Fraction. Data and assumption. Physical fundamentals. Clay particles and ground water. The primary structure of the clay-water fluid. Movements of a structure element. Action of isotropic pressure (consolidation). Action of the stress deviator. Rheological models of primary clay. Structural changes of clay-water fluid. The oriented clay-water fluid. Clayey soils. Creep in clayey soils. (All chapters include References). Index.