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Dynamics of Large Structures and Inverse Problems

Mathematical and Mechanical Engineering Set – Volume 5

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Civil Engineering Structures According to the Eurocodes

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Swelling Concrete in Dams and Hydraulic Structures

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Earthquake Occurrence

Short- and Long-term Models and their Validation

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The Chemostat

Mathematical Theory of Microorganims Cultures

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From Prognostics and Health Systems Management to Predictive Maintenance 2

Knowledge, Traceability and Decision

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First Hitting Time Regression Models

Lifetime Data Analysis Based on Underlying Stochastic Processes

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The Innovative Company

An Ill-defined Object

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Reading and Writing Knowledge in Scientific Communities

Digital Humanities and Knowledge Construction

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Going Past Limits To Growth

A Report to the Club of Rome EU-Chapter

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Civil Engineering and Geomechanics

Floods 1

Risk Knowledge

Edited by Freddy Vinet, Paul Valéry University, France

In the past thirty years, knowledge on flooding has greatly increased by moving away from purely hydrological and hydraulic science and opening up to other disciplines such as economics or human and geographical sciences.
It is as part of this multidisciplinary approach that this book proposes a review of current knowledge on flood risk. It starts with the ever-increasing impact of flooding in or...

September 2017
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Failure in Geomaterials

A Contemporary Treatise

Richard Wan, University of Calgary, Canada François Nicot, IRSTEA, France Félix Darve, University of Grenoble-Alpes, France

Failure in Geomaterials offers a unified view of material failure as an instability of deformation modes framed within the theory of bifurcation.
Using mathematical rigor, logic, physical reasoning and basic principles of mechanics, the authors develop the fundamentals of failure in geomaterials based on the second-order work criterion. Various forms of rupture modes and material instabilities...

July 2017
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Civil Engineering Structures According to the Eurocodes

Xavier Lauzin, Consultant

"This standard assumes that the structure, after completion, is used as intended in the project and subject to planned inspection and maintenance to meet the expected project lifetime and to detect any unforeseen weakness or behavior" (EN 13670 §4.1)
An important decision factor in the design of new structures and repairs to existing structures is the lifetime or expected service life.
This conc...

July 2017
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Swelling Concrete in Dams and Hydraulic Structures

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Edited by Alain Sellier, LMDC-Toulouse University, France Étienne Grimal, EDF-CIH, France Stéphane Multon, LMDC-Toulouse University, France Éric Bourdarot, EDF-CIH, France

The swelling of concrete is a major concern for the owners and operators of dams and hydraulic structures. Faced with irreversible movement of their dams or with observations of cracking processes, operators need to explain the phenomena observed in order to justify safety conditions and in some cases to plan remedial works.
Over the last 20 years, active research has been carried out in the fie...

July 2017
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Granular Geomechanics

Matthew R. Kuhn, University of Portland, USA

This book provides an introduction to the granular mechanics of slowly deformed granular soils, such as sands and gravels. These granular materials exhibit quite complex and unusual behavior that results from the seemingly simple interactions of particle pairs.
The book is concerned with the grain-scale behavior of granular soils, and whenever possible, applies fundamental discrete mechanics to...

April 2017
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Modeling Gravity Hazards from Rockfalls to Landslides

Discrete Granular Mechanics Set

Vincent Richefeu and Pascal Villard, University Grenoble Alpes, France

Gravity hazards are a major concern to those living in mountainous areas. To protect infrastructure and human life in these areas, engineers require numerical tools for trajectory analysis, for application from fragmental rockfalls to large-scale avalanches or landslides.
This book explores state-of-the-art methods to model the propagation (flows and stops) of masses, using the discrete element m...

September 2016
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Granular Materials at Meso-scale

Towards a Change of Scale Approach

Bernard Cambou and Hélène Magoariec, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France Ngoc-Son Nguyen, University of Nantes, France

An innovative multi-scale methodology of analyzing and modeling mechanical behavior of granular materials is explored in this book. Analysis at the meso-scale, rather than the traditional micro-scale, offers a new way to consider the change of scale approach. By defining meso-domains with similar textural characteristics, the dependence of the local stress and strain fields upon internal texture c...

August 2016
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Control of Cracking in Reinforced Concrete Structures

Research Project CEOS.fr

This book presents new guidelines for the control of cracking in massive reinforced and prestressed concrete structures. Understanding this behavior during construction allows engineers to ensure properties such as durability, reliability, and water- and air-tightness throughout a structure’s lifetime. Based on the findings of the French national CEOS.fr project, the authors extend existing engine...

August 2016
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Materials and Infrastructures 1

Research for Innovative Transports Set - Volume 5A

Edited by Jean-Michel Torrenti, IFSTTAR, France Francesca La Torre, University of Florence, Italy

This volume presents the first half of a diverse collection of chapters in the field of materials and infrastructures in transport systems, which illustrate the technological and methodological innovations required to rise to the challenge of building more sustainable transport infrastructures for the future. The authors explore the potential of these sustainable solutions to improve the performan...

June 2016
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Materials and Infrastructures 2

Research for Innovative Transports Set - Volume 5B

Edited by Jean-Michel Torrenti, IFSTTAR, France Francesca La Torre, University of Florence, Italy

This volume presents the second half of a diverse collection of chapters in the field of materials and infrastructures in transport systems, which illustrate the technological and methodological innovations required to rise to the challenge of building more sustainable transport infrastructures for the future. The authors explore the potential of these sustainable solutions to improve the perform...

June 2016
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Dry Stone Retaining Structures

DEM Modeling

Eric Vincens, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France Jean-Patrick Plassiard, University of Savoy Mont Blanc, France Jean-Jacques Fry, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France

Dry stone retaining structures are made of individual decimeter stone blocks in contact with one another. One of the advantages of this construction technology lies in the weak amount of embodied energy required for their construction using only local materials. This technology may therefore be a good answer to the challenges brought about by sustainable policies in civil engineering.
Many of t...

February 2016
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Electrohydraulic Fracturing of Rocks

FOCUS Series in Civil Engineering and Geomechanics

Gilles Pijaudier-Cabot and Christian La Borderie, Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, France Thierry Reess, Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, France Wen Chen, University of Lorraine, France Olivier Maurel, Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, France Franck Rey-Bethbeder, Total Exploration Production Antoine de Ferron, Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, France

Hydraulic fracturing is nowadays a popular technique aimed at enhancing hydrocarbon and fresh water production. With the advent of tight and unconventional gas, it has been implemented on a large scale but at the same time its efficiency and the potential inherent environmental damages have been questioned. It has subsequently been banned in France. The industry is now looking at new alternatives,...

February 2016
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In Situ Tests in Geotechnical Engineering

Jacques Monnet, GAIATECH, France

In situ geotechnical tests have long suffered from a lack of credibility amongst academics who have always preferred laboratory tests, where test conditions are known and optimal measures are controlled.
In this title, the author reinstates in situ geotechnical tests in the field of civil engineering by showing what they can do for our understanding of the mechanical quantities measured in the l...

November 2015
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High Performance Computing and the Discrete Element Model

Opportunity and Challenge

Gao-Feng Zhao, School of Civil Engineering, Tianjin University, China

With recent advancements in computer science, parallelization of the discrete element model (DEM) has become much easier. By presenting a MATLAB® DEM code, DICE2D, this book presents a comprehensive guide to parallel implementation of the DEM on three popular parallel computing platforms: the multi-core PC, the GPU computer, and the cluster supercomputer.
The author addresses the high performance...

October 2015
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Structure Design and Degradation Mechanisms in Coastal Environments

Edited by Abdelkarim Aït-Mokhtar and Olivier Millet, La Rochelle University, France

This book provides a series of designs, materials, characterizations and models that will help create safer and stronger structures in coastal areas.
The authors take a look at the different materials (porous, heterogeneous, concrete, etc.), the moisture transfers in construction materials as well as the degradation caused by external attacks and put forward systems to monitor the structures or t...

May 2015
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Equilibrium and Transfer in Porous Media 1

Equilibrium States

Jean-François Daïan, Laboratoire d’Étude des Transferts en Hydrologie et Environnement, Grenoble, France

A porous medium is composed of a solid matrix and its geometrical complement: the pore space. This pore space can be occupied by one or more fluids. The understanding of transport phenomena in porous media is a challenging intellectual task.
This book provides a detailed analysis of the aspects required for the understanding of many experimental techniques in the field of porous media transport p...

March 2014
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Equilibrium and Transfer in Porous Media 2

Transfer Laws

Jean-François Daïan, Laboratoire d’Étude des Transferts en Hydrologie et Environnement, Grenoble, France

A porous medium is composed of a solid matrix and its geometrical complement: the pore space. This pore space can be occupied by one or more fluids. The understanding of transport phenomena in porous media is a challenging intellectual task.
This book provides a detailed analysis of the aspects required for the understanding of many experimental techniques in the field of porous media transport p...

March 2014
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Equilibrium and Transfer in Porous Media 3

Applications, Isothermal Transport and Coupled Transfers

Jean-François Daïan, Laboratoire d’Étude des Transferts en Hydrologie et Environnement, Grenoble, France

A porous medium is composed of a solid matrix and its geometrical complement: the pore space. This pore space can be occupied by one or more fluids. The understanding of transport phenomena in porous media is a challenging intellectual task.
This book provides a detailed analysis of the aspects required for the understanding of many experimental techniques in the field of porous media transport p...

March 2014
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Energy Geostructures

Innovation in Underground Engineering

Lyesse Laloui and Alice Di Donna, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland

Energy geostructures are a tremendous innovation in the field of foundation engineering and are spreading rapidly throughout the world. They allow the procurement of a renewable and clean source of energy which can be used for heating and cooling buildings. This technology couples the structural role of geostructures with the energy supply, using the principle of shallow geothermal energy. This bo...

August 2013
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Erosion in Geomechanics Applied to Dams and Levees

Edited by Stéphane Bonelli, Irstea, Aix-en-Provence, France

Erosion is the most common cause of failures at earth-dams, dikes and levees, whether through overtopping and overflowing, or internal erosion and piping. This book is dedicated to the phenomenon of internal erosion and piping. It is not intended to be exhaustive on the subject, but brings together some of the latest international research and advances. Emphasis is placed on physical processes, ho...

March 2013
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Seismic Vulnerability of Structures

Edited by Philippe Guéguen, Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France

This book is focused on the seismic vulnerability assessment methods, applied to existing buildings, describing several behaviors and new approaches for assessment on a large scale (urban area).
It is clear that the majority of urban centers are composed of old buildings, designed according to concepts and rules that are inadequate to the seismic context. How to assess the vulnerability of existi...

February 2013
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Reinforced Concrete Beams, Columns and Frames

Mechanics and Design

Charles Casandjian, INSA (French National Institute of Applied Sciences), Rennes, France Noël Challamel, University of South Brittany, France Christophe Lanos, University of Rennes 1, France Jostein Hellesland, University of Oslo, Norway

This book is focused on the theoretical and practical design of reinforced concrete beams, columns and frame structures. It is based on an analytical approach of designing normal reinforced concrete structural elements that are compatible with most international design rules, including for instance the European design rules – Eurocode 2 – for reinforced concrete structures. The book tries to disti...

January 2013
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Reinforced Concrete Beams, Columns and Frames

Section and Slender Member Analysis

Jostein Hellesland, University of Oslo, Norway Noël Challamel, University of South Brittany, France Charles Casandjian, INSA (French National Institute of Applied Sciences), Rennes, France Christophe Lanos, University of Rennes 1, France

This book is focused on the theoretical and practical design of reinforced concrete beams, columns and frame structures. It is based on an analytical approach of designing normal reinforced concrete structural elements that are compatible with most international design rules, including for instance the European design rules – Eurocode 2 – for reinforced concrete structures. The book tries to disti...

January 2013
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Bio-aggregate-based Building Materials

Applications to Hemp Concretes

Edited by Sofiane Amziane, POLYTECH Clermont-Ferrand, France Laurent Arnaud, Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France.

Using plant material as raw materials for construction is a relatively recent and original topic of research. This book presents an overview of the current knowledge on the material properties and environmental impact of construction materials made from plant particles, which are renewable, recyclable and easily available. It focuses on particles and as well on fibers issued from hemp plant, as we...

January 2013
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Geomechanics in CO2 Storage Facilities

Edited by Gilles Pijaudier-Cabot, University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour, France Jean-Michel Pereira, École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Marne-la-Vallée, France

CO2 capture and geological storage is seen as the most effective technology to rapidly reduce the emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Up until now and before proceeding to an industrial development of this technology, laboratory research has been conducted for several years and pilot projects have been launched. So far, these studies have mainly focused on transport and geochemical i...

December 2012
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Erosion of Geomaterials

Edited by Stéphane Bonelli, Irstea (French Environmental Sciences and Technologies Research Institute), France

This book aims to deliver significant scientific progress on the problem of the erosion of geomaterials, focusing on the mechanical/physical aspect. The chapters oscillate between a phenomenological outlook that is well grounded in experiments, and an approach that can offer a modeling framework. The basic mechanisms of internal and surface erosion are tackled one-by-one: filtration, suffusion, co...

June 2012
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Damage Mechanics of Cementitious Materials and Structures

Edited by Gilles Pijaudier-Cabot, ISA BTP, University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour, France Frédéric Dufour, Grenoble INP, France

The book, prepared in honor of the retirement of Professor J. Mazars, provides a wide overview of continuum damage modeling applied to cementitious materials.
It starts from micro-nanoscale analyses, then follows on to continuum approaches and computational issues. The final part of the book presents industry-based case studies.
The contents emphasize multiscale and coupled approaches toward t...

December 2011
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Construction Reliability

Safety, Variability and Sustainability

Edited by Julien Baroth, Grenoble University, France Denys Breysse, Institute of Mechanics and Engineering (I2M), Bordeaux 1 University, France Franck Schoefs, Institute for Research in Civil and Mechanical Engineering (GeM), Nantes University, France

The five parts of this book answer the following questions: how can we identify the most probable critical failures? How can we describe and use data concerning materials that are heterogeneous or time-variant or space-variant? How can quantify the reliability or the lifetime of a system? How can we use feedback information to update reliability results? How can optimize an inspection policy or a ...

June 2011
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Self-Compacting Concrete

Edited by Ahmed Loukili, Institute for Research in Civil and Mechanical Engineering (GeM), Nantes University, France

Self-Compacting Concrete (SCC) is a relatively new building material. Nowadays, its use is progressively changing the method of concrete placement on building sites.
However, the successful use of SCC requires a good understanding of the behavior of this material, which is vastly different from traditional concrete. For this purpose, a lot of research has been conducted on this area all over the...

June 2011
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Structural Performance

Probability-based Assessment

Christian Cremona, French Ministry for Sustainable Development, France

The development of efficient methods for the assessment and management of civil structures is a major challenge from an economic, social, or environmental point of view. Tools for handling uncertainties in loads, geometry, material properties, construction and operating conditions are essential. This is especially important for modeling the effects of natural phenomena such as earthquakes, floods...

May 2011
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Formulation

Edited by Anne-Marie Pensé-Lhéritier, École de Biologie Industrielle, Cergy, France

This book deals with the formulation of industrial products. Its field of application ranges from the food-processing industry to the elastomer industry, showing that the principles of development always follow the same methodology.
It is intended to assist engineers and scientists in the development of efficient formulations during the early stages of the product development process, providing a...

April 2011
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Discrete-element Modeling of Granular Materials

Edited by Farhang Radjaï and Frédéric Dubois, Mechanics and Civil Engineering Laboratory (LMGC), University of Montpellier 2, France

With the advent of sufficiently powerful and intensive computational resources, the Discrete Element Method (DEM) of particle simulation has become an accepted means of addressing problems in granular and discontinuous media.
This book provides a comprehensive introduction to various methods for discrete computer simulation of such granular media. Discrete-element simulations of these materia...

March 2011
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Organic Materials for Sustainable Construction

Edited by Yves Mouton, ORGAGEC

Using organic materials to build – geosynthetics for foundations, synthetic materials for distribution networks, polymer concrete or polymer cement concrete for joining and repairing, bitumens for roads or waterproofing, rubber for joining structures subjected to dynamic stresses, industrial high performance wood for light structures or even creating works of art, composites to realize innovative ...

March 2011
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Designing and Building with UHPFRC

State-of-the-Art and Development

Edited by François Toutlemonde, IFSTTAR, Paris, France Jacques Resplendino, Direction Inter-départementale des Routes Méditerranée Marseille, France

This book contains the proceedings of the international workshop “Designing and Building with Ultra-High Performance Fibre-Reinforced Concrete (UHPFRC): State of the Art and Development”, organized by AFGC, the French Association for Civil Engineering and French branch of fib, in Marseille (France), November 17-18, 2009. This workshop was focused on the experience of a lot of recent UHPFRC realiza...

January 2011
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Environmental Geomechanics

Edited by Bernhard Schrefler, University of Padua, Italy Pierre Delage, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC), Paris, France

This book covers a range of topics that are of increasing importance in engineering practice: natural hazards, pollution, and environmental protection through good practice.
The first half of the book deals with natural risk factors, of both natural and human origin, that should be considered: subsidence, accidental infiltration, soil instability, rockslides and mudslides, debris flow, and degrad...

June 2010
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Soil Mechanics

Roberto Nova, Milan University of Technology, Italy

Knowledge of the behavior of soil mechanics is essential for forecasting internal displacements and behavior under the loads of any building, structure, or engineering construction.
Soil mechanics is a fundamental discipline in geotechnical engineering; this branch of civil engineering focuses in particular on the interaction between the ground and structures by taking into account the design and...

June 2010
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Mechanics of Unsaturated Geomaterials

Edited by Lyesse Laloui, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, EPFL, Lausanne

This book provides a sound basis in the challenging area of the mechanics of unsaturated geomaterials. The objective is to supply the reader with an exhaustive overview starting from the basics and covering the most recent theories and applications (i.e. natural disasters, nuclear waste disposal, oil and agriculture productions). The presentation of the fundamental concepts is based on an interdi...

June 2010
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Materials under Extreme Loadings

Edited by Eric Buzaud, DGA, CE Gramat, France Ion R. Ionescu, University Paris 13, France George Z. Voyiadjis, Louisiana State University, USA

This book presents recent and cutting edge advances in our understanding of key aspects of the response of materials under extreme loads that take place during high velocity impact and penetration.
The focus of the content is on the numerous challenges associated with characterization and modeling of complex interactions that occur during these highly dynamic events. The following specific topic...

June 2010
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Mechanical Behavior of Concrete

Edited by Jean-Michel Torrenti, Ecole nationale des ponts et chaussées, France Gilles Pijaudier-Cabot, Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, France Jean-Marie Reynouard, INSA, Lyon, France

This title provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of the mechanical behavior of concrete, including such features as its elastoplasticity, its compressive and tensile strength, its behavior over time (including creep and shrinkage, cracking and fatigue) as well as modeling techniques and its response to various stimuli.
As such, it will be required reading for anyone wishing to increase...

March 2010
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Advances in Computed Tomography for Geomaterials

GeoX 2010

Edited by Khalid A. Alshibli, Louisiana State University, USA Allen H. Reed, Naval Research Laboratory, Stennis Space Center, USA

This title discusses a broad range of issues related to the use of computed tomography in geomaterials and geomechanics. The contributions cover a wide range of topics, including deformation and strain localization in soils, rocks and sediments; fracture and damage assessment in rocks, asphalt and concrete; transport in porous media; oil and gas exploration and production; neutron tomography and o...

February 2010
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Micromechanics of Failure in Granular Geomaterials

Edited by François Nicot, CEMAGREF, Grenoble, France. Richard Wan, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

This book is a treatise that brings together some of the latest international research and advances in the failure of granular geomaterials within a micromechanical approach. It provides a view of the current scientific community on this topic, putting forward relevant methods and efficient tools for analysis. The chapters includes either phenomenological contributions enriched with micromechanica...

November 2009
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Homogenization of coupled phenomena in heterogenous media

Edited by Jean-Louis Auriault, Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France Claude Boutin, ENTPE, Lyon, France Christian Geindreau, Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France

Both naturally-occurring and man-made materials are often
heterogeneous materials formed of various constituents with different properties and behaviours. Studies are usually carried out on volumes of materials that contain a large number of heterogeneities. Describing these media by using appropriate mathematical models to describe each constituent turns out to be an intractable problem. Instead...

June 2009
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Micromechanics of Granular Materials

Edited by Bernard Cambou, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France Michel Jean, Laboratoire de Mecanique et d’Acoustique, Marseille, France Farhang Radjaï, University of Montpellier 2, France

This title’s main focus is devoted to static or dynamic loadings applied to dense materials, although rapid flows and widely dispersed media are also mentioned briefly.
Three essential areas are covered:
Local variable analysis:
Contact forces, displacements and rotations, orientation of contacting particles and fabric tensors are all examples of local variables. Their statistical distributions...

May 2009
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Dynamic Behavior of Concrete and Seismic Engineering

Edited by Jacky Mazars, INPG, Grenoble, France Alain Millard, CEA Saclay, France

While the static behavior of concrete has been the subject of numerous works, the same cannot be said for the dynamic behavior.
This book sets out to remedy this situation: it begins by presenting the most frequently used experimental techniques used in the study of the dynamic behavior of concrete, then continues by examining seismicity and seismic behavior, soil behavior, models of concrete str...

March 2009
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Multiscale Modeling of Heterogenous Materials

From microstructure to macro-scale properties

Edited by Oana Cazacu, University of Florida, Shalimar, FL

This book provides a detailed overview of recent advances in computational methods for linking phenomena in systems that span large ranges of time and spatial scales. Particular attention is given to predicting macroscopic properties based on subscale behaviors. The goal realized is the ability to use mathematical and computational tools to relate atomic or molecular structures to bulk materials p...

August 2008
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Thermo-Hydromechanical and chemical coupling in geomaterials and applications

Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium GeoProc’2008

Edited by Nicolas Burlion and Jian-Fu Shao, Polytech-Lille, France

This book contains the Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium devoted to recent advances in the study and modeling of T-H-M-C coupling in geomaterials and its applications (GeoProc’2008). Original up-to-date results are presented by leading experts at an international level. Various topics are covered from fundamental developments to engineering applications such as: coupled constitutive m...

May 2008
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HVParis 2008 - ICWIM5

International Conference on Heavy Vehicles

Edited by Bernard Jacob Eugene O’Brien and Alan O'Connor Mohamed Bouteldja

This conference combines the 5th International Conference on Weigh-in-Motion (ICWIM 5) and the 10th International Symposium on Heavy Vehicle Transport Technology (HVTT 10).
ICWIM has been held every 3-4 years since 1995, in Zurich, Lisbon, Orlando and Taipei.
ISHVWD has been held every 2-3 years since 1986, in Kelowna, Cambridge, Ann Arbor, Maroochydore, Saskatoon, Delft, Johannesburg and State ...

May 2008
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HVParis 2008 - HVTT10

International Conference on Heavy Vehicles

Edited by Bernard Jacob Paul Nordengen and Alan O'Connor Mohamed Bouteldja

This conference combines the 5th International Conference on Weigh-in-Motion (ICWIM 5) and the 10th International Symposium on Heavy Vehicle Transport Technology (HVTT 10).
ICWIM has been held every 3-4 years since 1995, in Zurich, Lisbon, Orlando and Taipei.
ISHVWD has been held every 2-3 years since 1986, in Kelowna, Cambridge, Ann Arbor, Maroochydore, Saskatoon, Delft, Johannesburg and State ...

May 2008
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Constitutive Modeling of Soils and Rocks

Edited by Pierre-Yves Hicher, Ecole Centrale of Nantes, France Jian-Fu Shao, University of Science and Technology, Lille, France

This title provides a comprehensive overview of elastoplasticity relating to soil and rocks.
The first half of the book addresses the elastoplasticity of soft soils and rocks, while the second half examines that of hard soils and rocks.
Following a general outline of models of their mechanical behavior and their internal structure, each chapter addresses a specific area of this subject. Writte...

April 2008
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Seismic Engineering

Jacques Betbeder-Matibet

This book provides comprehensive coverage of the many facets of seismic engineering. The first half of the book is devoted to seismic phenomena and hazards, detailing the causes of earthquakes, the parameters used to characterize earthquakes, strong ground motions, seismic hazards and their evaluation, and seismic action. The second half discusses the effects of earthquakes and tools used to asses...

February 2008
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Advanced Ultrasonic Methods for Material and Structure Inspection

Edited by Tribikram Kundu, University of Arizona, USA.

Ultrasonic signals are being increasingly used for predicting material behavior, both in an engineering context (detecting anomalies in a variety of structures) and a biological context (examining human bones, body parts and unborn fetuses).
Featuring contributions from authors who are specialists in their subject area, this book presents new developments in ultrasonic research in both these area...

January 2007
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Advances in X-ray Tomography for Geomaterials

Edited by Jacques Desrues Gioacchino Viggiani and Pierre Bésuelle

Originally developed for use in healthcare, X-ray computed tomography has been increasingly used in the field of non-destructive material testing. Computed tomography (CT) is useful for studying a wide range of materials, for example, rock, bone, ceramic, metal and soft tissue. Recently, the study of geomaterials (including granulates, soils, rocks and concrete) has become one of the more active a...

September 2006
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Organic Materials in Civil Engineering

Yves Mouton, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Paris, France

This book provides an inventory of organic materials and products, the major components of all civil engineering projects, in terms of their scientific and technical background, including the regulations that cover their use and their predicted useful life. Such materials include: bitumen on the roads; geotextiles for retaining walls; membranes for bridges; tunnel and reservoir waterproofing; pain...

May 2006
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Microtunneling and Horizontal Drilling

Recommendations

French Society for Trenchless Technology (FSTT)

This book includes recommendations prepared by members of the French Society for Trenchless Technology (FSTT), based on their recent national multi-year project. Comprehensive guidelines, techniques and theories in the areas of both microtunneling and horizontal drilling are given, encompassing the fields of application for each method, what investigations should be undertaken, which machines and ...

February 2006
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Structural Health Monitoring

Edited by Daniel Balageas, ONERA, Chatillon, France Claus-Peter Fritzen, University of Siegen, Siegen, Germany Alfredo Güemes, Polytechnic University, Madrid, Spain

This book is organized around the various sensing techniques used to achieve structural health monitoring. Its main focus is on sensors, signal and data reduction methods and inverse techniques, which enable the identification of the physical parameters, affected by the presence of the damage, on which a diagnostic is established.
Structural Health Monitoring is not oriented by the type of applic...

January 2006
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Creep, Shrinkage and Durability of Concrete and Concrete Structures

CONCREEP – 7

Edited by Gilles Pijaudier-Cabot, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France Bruno Gérard, OXAND, France Paul Acker, Lafarge, France

Creep, shrinkage and durability of concrete and concrete structures have been a traditional conference topic for almost fifty years. This volume contains contributions from presentations at CONCREEP – 7, held September 12th – September 14th, 2005 at Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France. These papers cover the latest results and implementation strategies of creep, shrinkage and durability mechanics res...

September 2005
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