201 pages, Illus, figs
This book concisely examines the use of elasticity in solving geotechnical engineering problems. In a highly illustrated and user-friendly format, it provides a thorough grounding in the linear theory of elasticity and an understanding of the applications, for upper level students in civil engineering and engineering geology. The first two chapters present a basic framework of the theory of elasticity and describe test procedures for the determination of elastic parameters for soils. Chapters 3 and 4 present the fundamental solutions of Boussinesque, Kelvin and Mindlin and use these to formulate solutions to problems of practical interest in geotechnical engineering. The book concludes with a sequence of appendices designed to provide the interested student with details of elasticity theory which are peripheral to the main text. Each chapter includes a set of questions for the student to answer.
...this reviewer liked Elasticity and Geomechanics. The writing style is informal and reads easily...If an instructor is looking for a book on basic elasticity with a geomaterial focus, this reviewer would encourage that instructor to look at this work; he or she might be pleasantly surprised. E.B. Pitman, Applied Mechanics Reviews "...a valuable guide...Overall, a pleasantly readable book. Highly recommended..." Choice
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