Multiscale Geomechanics

Multiscale Geomechanics

Editor(s): Pierre-Yves Hicher

Published Online: 6 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9781848212466

Online ISBN: 9781118601433

DOI: 10.1002/9781118601433

About this Book

This book addresses the latest issues in multiscale geomechanics. Written by leading experts in the field as a tribute to Jean Biarez (1927-2006), it can be of great use and interest to researchers and engineers alike.
A brief introduction describes how a major school of soil mechanics came into being through the exemplary teaching by one man. Biarez's life-long work consisted of explaining the elementary mechanisms governing soil constituents in order to enhance understanding of the underlying scientific laws which control the behavior of constructible sites and to incorporate these scientific advancements into engineering practices.
He innovated a multiscale approach of passing from the discontinuous medium formed by individual grains to an equivalent continuous medium. The first part of the book examines the behavior of soils at the level of their different constituents and at the level of their interaction. Behavior is then treated at the scale of the soil sample.
The second part deals with soil mechanics from the vantage point of the construction project. It highlights Biarez's insightful adoption of the Finite Element Codes and illustrates, through numerous construction examples, his methodology and approach based on the general framework he constructed for soil behavior, constantly enriched by comparing in situ measurements with calculated responses of geostructures.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 1

      Jean Biarez (pages 1–14)

      Jean-Louis Bordes, Jean-Louis Favre and Daniel Grimm

    3. Chapter 6

      The Concept of Effective Stress in Unsaturated Soils (pages 153–182)

      Said Taibi, Jean-Marie Fleureau, Sigit Hadiwardoyo, Hanène Souli and António Gomes Correia

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