Advanced Geotechnical Engineering

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Pipatpongsa Thirapong 
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Fall Semester

Outline of lecture

Plasticity theory is widely used to describe mechanical behaviors of granular materials in many engineering and industrial applications. Sand, agricultural grains and chemical particles are granular in nature. Therefore, inelastic responses of granular media are important in construction, storage and process.

Purpose of lecture

This course provides the advanced subject in Geomechanics and Powder mechanics to predict stress distribution and collapsed load. Analytical and numerical methods based on continuum mechanics are given with applications to retaining wall, slope, foundation, silo and hopper.

Plan of lecture

1 Oct 5 (Mon) Stress and notation
2 Oct 15 (Thu) Mohr stress circle
3 Oct 19 (Mon) Equilibrium equations
4 Nov 2 (Mon) Granular media stored in silo
5 Nov 9 (Mon) Granular media stored in hopper
6 Nov 16 (Mon) Friction of walls in active/passive conditions
7 Nov 24 (Tue) Stress orientation and radial stress
8 Dec 7 (Mon) Granular arch and arching effect
9 Dec 14 (Mon) Stress in wedge-shaped granular mound
10 Dec 21 (Mon) Stress in conical granular mound
11 Jan 14 (Thu) Coulomb窶冱 method of wedge
12 Jan 18 (Mon) Pressure on retaining wall
13 Jan 25 (Mon) Failure of slope
14 Feb 1(Mon) Review and practice
15 Feb 8 (Mon) Examination

Textbook and reference

1. Nedderman, R.M. (2005): Statics and Kinematics of Granular Materials, Cambridge University Press, ISBN: 0-521-01907-9
2. Davis, R.O. & Selvadurai, A.P.S. (2005): Plasticity and Geomechanics, Cambridge University Press, 2005, ISBN: 0-521-01809-9

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