Geomechanics of Failures

It is not an easy task to fascinate a student with a standard course on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. If, however, the same material is presented as a tool to explore a natural or a man-made "disaster", both the motivation and the ability to absorb this material increase dra...

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Main Authors: Puzrin, Alexander M., Alonso, Eduardo E. (Author), Pinyol, Núria M. (Author)
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 2010, 2010
Edition:1st ed. 2010
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral, Mexico
  • Unexpected Excessive Settlements: Kansai International Airport, Japan
  • Leaning Instability: The Tower of Pisa, Italy
  • Bearing Capacity
  • Bearing Capacity Failure: Transcona Grain Elevator, Canada
  • Caisson Failure Induced by Liquefaction: Barcelona Harbour, Spain
  • Excavations
  • Braced Excavation Collapse: Nicoll Highway, Singapore
  • Tunnel Excavation Collapse: Borràs Square, Spain
  • Tunnel Face Instability: Floresta Tunnels, Spain