The key to successful solution of problems by the finite element method lies in the choice of appropriate numerical models & their associated parameters for geological media. 16 invited contributions on: Basic concepts; Numerical modelling of selected engineering problems; Specific numerical models & parameters evaluation.

part Part 1|130 pages

An introduction to basic concepts

chapter 1|44 pages

Linear and non-linear modelling of geomechanical media

ByR. Dungar

chapter 4|32 pages

Material testing procedures and equipment

ByE.G. Prater, J.A. Studer

part Part 2|106 pages

Numerical modelling of selected engineering problems

part Part 3|155 pages

Specific numerical models and parameter evaluation

chapter 16|25 pages

A critical look at constitutive models for soils

ByG.N. Pande, S. Pietruszczak