COVID-19 Update: We are currently shipping orders daily. However, due to transit disruptions in some geographies, deliveries may be delayed. To provide all customers with timely access to content, we are offering 50% off Science and Technology Print & eBook bundle options. Terms & conditions.
The Geotechnics of Real Materials: The &egr;g&egr;k Method - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444424709, 9780444598172

The Geotechnics of Real Materials: The &egr;g&egr;k Method, Volume 39

1st Edition

Author: E.T. Hanrahan
eBook ISBN: 9780444598172
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 1st January 1985
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out Price includes VAT/GST
Price includes VAT/GST

Institutional Subscription

Secure Checkout

Personal information is secured with SSL technology.

Free Shipping

Free global shipping
No minimum order.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Material Properties
The Problem of Stress
Triaxial Compression Tests
Stress-Strain Relationships
Earth Pressure and Plasticity
Flow in Permeable Media

Part 2. The &Egr;g &Egr;k Parameters
Pressures on Silo Walls
The &Egr;g &Egr;k Method and Time Effects
A Plane Strain Problem
Three-Dimensional Consolidation
Secondary Consolidation
The &Egr;g &Egr;k Method and Pressures on Retaining Walls
The &Egr;g &Egr;k Method and Pressures on Shafts and Tunnels
Porewater Pressure Coefficients
Stresses Caused by Water Pressure Change


This book provides a simple new approach to the problems of pressure and deformation associated with real materials. It introduces parameters used to provide original solutions to a wide range of problems. These include: pressure on silo walls and retaining walls (flexible and rigid), trench sheeting, shafts, pipes and tunnels; and settlements of foundations, roads, and embankments. The parameters are readily measured in standard triaxial apparatus, and are combined to provide a stress-strain-time relationship for the soil for specific drainage and boundary conditions.

The first part of the book introduces topics relevant to the second part, i.e. standard geotechnical properties, soil testing, stress problems, earth pressure, flow in permeable media, and classical models such as elasticity and plasticity. In the second part, the parameters are defined and details given on their application to specified boundary conditions, with corrections for variations of stress, dimensions and loading rates. Examples and case histories demonstrate the versatility and validity of the method.

No prior knowledge of geotechnics is assumed. The book will be suitable for students at any level in geotechnics and engineering geology. The emphasis on measured instead of idealised behaviour will appeal to practising engineers who will find in this book simple solutions to some of the most intractable problems in geotechnics.


© Elsevier Science 1985
1st January 1985
Elsevier Science
eBook ISBN:

Ratings and Reviews

About the Author

E.T. Hanrahan