Progressive failure has been a classical problem in the field of geotechnical engineering and has attracted considerable attention in connection with slope stability and foundation problems. It is associated with strain localization or shear banding and is also related to damage in material structures. As knowledge of the progressive failure mechanism increases, it is now necessary to establish effective communications between researchers and engineers.
The International Symposium on Deformation and Progressive Failure in Geomechanics provided an opportunity for discussing recent advances in this area.
A total of 136 papers were contributed from 22 countries. As well as these, the symposium proceedings also contain 8 interim technical reports on the subject by the members of the Asian Technical Committee of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering and the Japanese Geotechnical Society National Committee on Progressive Failure in Geo-structures.
For researchers, engineers and students interested in geomechanics, rock mechanics, materials science and applied mechanics.
Chapter headings and selected papers: Preface. Bifurcation, Localization and Numerical Method. Progressive failure of heavily overconsolidated clay under constant load application, an experiment and its simulation (A. Asaoka et al.). A numerical procedure for the study of deformation and progressive failure of geomaterials (R. Hamajima et al.). Laboratory Testing on Strain Localization. Mechanisms of rupture of reconstituted and natural fissured clay shales in undrained triaxial tests (L. Olivares et al.). Verification of application of centrifuge model test to uplift bearing capacity problems of belled pile (S. Sakajo, L. Xu). Constitutive Modelling of Geomaterials. An objective description of critical states in hypoplasticity (E. Bauer). Limit load analysis of rock mass structures combined with a homogenization method (T. Kyoya et al.). Case Studies of Deformation and Progressive Failure. Deformation of seabed soil under ice scouring and burial depth for marine pipelines (J.-H. Yin, J.-X. Yuan). Failure and Localization in Mining and Geology. Prediction of coal pillar failures by using acoustic emission measurements (M.H. Foroughi et al.). Dynamic Failure and Liquefaction of Geomaterials and Faulting. Deformation process of an embankment resting on a liquefiable soil layer (Y. Sasaki et al.). Dynamic elasto-plastic analyses of the sliding displacement of embankment during earthquake (A. Wakai et al.). Stability of Foundation, Excavation, Tunnelling and Slope. Numerical analyses of the failure development around rock salt cavern (F. Kirzhner, A. Komornik). Centrifuge modelling of the effect of overlying strata on the ground movements induced by tunnelling in clay (T. Hagiwara et al.). Interim Technical Reports. Nonlocal continuum in geomechanics (F. Oka et al.). Dilatancy characteristics of geomaterials (T. Nakai). Author index. Keyword index.
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