Geomechanics of Marine Anchors

Author: Charles Aubeny

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351237357

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 374

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This book provides a comprehensive guide for the analysis and design of anchor systems used for mooring offshore floating structures. Much of the experience is based on applications toward the offshore oil and gas industry, but the substantial potential for offshore renewable energy systems is addressed. The major types of anchors are described with respect to their basic design concept, advantages and limitations, appropriate framework for analysis, and observed performance. This book addresses all aspects of anchor behaviour related to anchor design including the installation performance, load capacity, deformation, and structural integrity of the anchor itself. Coverage is also provided of appurtenant components of anchor systems, in particular of anchor line/chain mechanics in the soil and water columns. Much of the material presented represents relatively new developments, including several new anchors which have been developed within the last decade, so the book will provide a useful compendium of information is largely scattered in journals and conference proceedings. This book is intended for engineers engaged in offshore geotechnics and marine engineers involved in mooring system and floating structure design. While the analytical methods presented in this text have a strong theoretical basis, the emphasis is on simplified computational formats accessible to design engineers.
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Numerical Models in Geomechanics

Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on 'Numerical Models in Geomechanics - NUMOG IX', Ottawa, Canada, 25-27 August 2004

Author: G.N. Pande,S. Pietruszczak

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9789058096364

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 752

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Reflecting the current research and advances made in the application of numerical methods in geotechnical engineering, this volume details proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on 'Numerical Models in Geomechanics - NUMOG IX' held in Ottawa, Canada, 25-27 August 2004. Highlighting a number of new developments in the area, papers concentrate upon the following four main areas: * constitutive relations for geomaterials * numerical algorithms: formulation and performance * modelling of transient, coupled and dynamic problems * application of numerical techniques to practical problems. Representing the most advanced, modern findings in the field, Numerical Models in Geomechanics is a comprehensive and impeccably-researched text, ideal for students and researchers as well as practising engineers.
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Cavity Expansion Methods in Geomechanics

Author: Hai-Sui Yu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401595968

Category: Science

Page: 385

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Cavity expansion theory is a simple theory that has found many applications in geotechnical engineering. In particular, it has been used widely to analyse problems relating to deep foundations, in-situ testing, underground excavation and tunnelling, and wellbore instability. Although much research has been carried out in this field, all the major findings are reported in the form of reports and articles published in technical journals and conference proceedings. To facilitate applications and further development of cavity expansion theory, there is a need for the geotechnical community to have a single volume presentation of cavity expansion theory and its applications in solid and rock mechanics. This book is the first attempt to summarize and present, in one volume, the major developments achieved to date in the field of cavity expansion theory and its applications in geomechanics. Audience: Although it is intended primarily as a reference book for civil, mining, and petroleum engineers who are interested in cavity expansion methods, the solutions presented in the book will also be of interest to students and researchers in the fields of applied mechanics and mechanical engineering.
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Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics

Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, Tucson, Arizona, USA, 7-12 January 2001

Author: D. Contractor,C.S. Desai,S. Harpalani,J. Kemeny,T. Kundu

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9789058091833

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1904

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Covering a wide range of topics involving both research developments and applications, resulting from the 10th International Conferecne on Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG) held in January 2001 in Tucson, Arizona, USA. The theme of the conference was Fundamentals through Applications. The up-to-date research results and applications in this 2-volume work (> 1900 pages) should serve as a valuable source of information for those engaged in research, analysis and design, practical application, and education in the fields of geomechanics and geotechnical engineering.
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Field Measurements in Geomechanics

Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium, Oslo, Norway, 23-26 September 2003

Author: F. Myrvoll

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439833483

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 826

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A broad cross-section of papers from the 6th Internation Symposium FMGM in Oslo September 2003 detailing the latest developments in geomechanical field measurement technology and methods. Taking in a wide range of real-world applications from tunnels to off-shore structures, these papers look at both theoretical and practical aspects of the subject and assess performances in the field, providing a wealth of knowledge for professionals and researchers interested in field measurements, soil and granular mechanics, engineering, geology or construction.
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Offshore Geotechnical Engineering

Author: Mark Randolph,Susan Gourvenec

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1134022166

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 520

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Design practice in offshore geotechnical engineering has grown out of onshore practice, but the two application areas have tended to diverge over the last thirty years, driven partly by the scale of the foundation and anchoring elements used offshore, and partly by fundamental differences in construction and installation techniques. As a consequence offshore geotechnical engineering has grown as a speciality. The structure of Offshore Geotechnical Engineering follows a pattern that mimics the flow of a typical offshore project. In the early chapters it provides a brief overview of the marine environment, offshore site investigation techniques and interpretation of soil behaviour. It proceeds to cover geotechnical design of piled foundations, shallow foundations and anchoring systems. Three topics are then covered which require a more multi-disciplinary approach: the design of mobile drilling rigs, pipelines and geohazards. This book serves as a framework for undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and will appeal to professional engineers specialising in the offshore industry.
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Geomechanical Processes during Underground Mining

School of Underground Mining 2012

Author: Volodymyr Bondarenko,Iryna Kovalevs'ka,Mykhaylo Illiashov,Genadiy Pivnyak

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203073274

Category: Science

Page: 300

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This volume deals with economic aspects of mining companies’ development strategies, various mineral deposits development techniques, imitational modeling of mine workings with rock massif, methane extraction technologies during coal mining, geomechanical processes during plow mining, mining transport importance for mineral extraction, massif strain-stress state management using non-explosive destructing materials, and surface mining's detrimental influence on the environment. Special attention is paid to alternative ways of mining, such as borehole underground coal gasification for extraction of hardly accessible coal and development of gasification plant and development and use of alternative sources of energy such as gas hydrates and sun energy are also disucssed in this book. This collection of scientific papers will be of interest to mining engineers, engineering technicians, designers, scientific and research personnel, students, postgraduates, and all mining-related professionals working in the coal and ore industry.
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Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics II

Author: Susan Gourvenec,David White

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203830075

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 934

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Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics II comprises the Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics (ISFOG), organised by the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS) and held at the University of Western Australia (UWA), Perth from 8 10 November 2010. The volume addresses current and emerging challenges
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Numerical models in geomechanics

Author: S. Pietruszczak,G. N. Pande

Publisher: Spon Press

ISBN: 9781851663460

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 781

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Field Measurements in Geomechanics

Proceedings of the International Symposium, Zurich, September, 5-8, 1983

Author: K. Kovári

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Soil mechanics

Page: 1453

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Numerical Methods in Geomechanics, Nagoya 1985

Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Numerical Methods in Geomechanics, Nagoya, 1-5 April, 1985

Author: Yukikazu Itikawa

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Numerical analysis

Page: N.A

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Drilled Piers and Caissons II

Construction Under Slurry/nondestructive Integrity Evaluation/load Testing/geotechnical Behavior Under Load : Proceedings of a Session

Author: Clyde N. Baker

Publisher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 153

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Drilled piers or caissons are a cost effective foundation solution for soil profile and load situations, with the ability of a single unit to support an entire column load. This publication on drilled piers and caissons addresses construction under slurry non-destructive integrity evaluation, load testing, and geotechnical behavior under loads.
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Prediction versus performance

Fifth Australia-New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, Sydney, 22-26 August, [1988] : preprints of papers

Author: Australian Geomechanics Society

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 623

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Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering

IGC 2016 |

Author: Boominathan Adimoolam,Subhadeep Banerjee

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811305625

Category: Science

Page: 274

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This book gathers selected proceedings of the annual conference of the Indian Geotechnical Society, and covers various aspects of soil dynamics and earthquake geotechnical engineering. The book includes a wide range of studies on seismic response of dams, foundation-soil systems, natural and man-made slopes, reinforced-earth walls, base isolation systems and so on, especially focusing on the soil dynamics and case studies from the Indian subcontinent. The book also includes chapters addressing related issues such as landslide risk assessments, liquefaction mitigation, dynamic analysis of mechanized tunneling, and advanced seismic soil-structure-interaction analysis. Given its breadth of coverage, the book offers a useful guide for researchers and practicing civil engineers alike.
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Geotech - Year 2000

Developments in Geotechnical Engineering : Souvenir Volume

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Engineering design

Page: 234

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Theoretische Bodenmechanik

Author: Karl Terzaghi

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642532446

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 506

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2 nung der durch Änderungen in der Belastung und in den Entwässe rungsbedingungen verursachten Wirkungen meist nur sehr gering sind. Diese Feststellung gilt im besonderen Maße für alle jene Auf gaben, die sich mit der Wirkung des strömenden Wasser befassen, weil hier untergeordnete Abweichungen in der Schichtung, die durch Probebohrungen nicht aufgeschlossen werden, von großem Einfluß sein können. Aus diesem Grunde unterscheidet sich die Anwendung der theoretischen Bodenmechanik auf den Erd- und Grundbau ganz wesentlich von der Anwendung der technischen Mechanik auf den Stahl-, Holz- und Massivbau. Die elastischen Größen der Baustoffe Stahl oder Stahlbeton sind nur wenig veränderlich, und die Gesetze der angewandten Mechanik können für die praktische Anwendung ohne Einschränkung übertragen werden. Demgegenüber stellen die theoretischen Untersuchungen in der Bodenmechanik nur Arbeits hypothesen dar, weil unsere Kenntnisse über die mittleren physikalischen Eigenschaften des Untergrundes und über den Verlauf der einzelnen Schichtgrenzen stets unvollkommen und sogar oft äußerst unzuläng lich sind. Vom praktischen Standpunkt aus gesehen, sind die in der Bodenmechanik entwickelten Arbeitshypothesen jedoch ebenso an wendbar wie die theoretische Festigkeitslehre auf andere Zweige des Bauingenieurwesens. Wenn der Ingenieur sich der in den grundlegen den Annahmen enthaltenen Unsicherheiten bewußt ist, dann ist er auch imstande, die Art und die Bedeutung der Unterschiede zu er kennen, die zwischen der Wirklichkeit und seiner Vorstellung über die Bodenverhältnisse bestehen.
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