By Wai-Kai Chen
The exceeding well-written treatise can serve not just as a invaluable reference paintings at the use of restrict research in soil mechanics, but in addition as a great textual content on restrict research normally.
-W. Prager, utilized Mechanics
dedicated to the speculation and purposes of restrict research as utilized to soil mechanics, this article additionally comprises details on soil plasticity and rock-like fabric comparable to concrete. the 1st a part of the booklet describes the ideas of restrict research intimately and are illustrated via many examples. the second one half offers with the purposes of restrict research to 'classical soil mechanics difficulties' and the 3rd half provides advances on bearing means difficulties of concrete blocks or rock. the ultimate half discusses the fashionable improvement of the speculation of soil plasticity.
An unabridged J. Ross Publishing republication of the version released via Elsevier clinical Publishing Co., Amsterdam, 1975, 638pp.
-Presents elastic-plastic soil types and one elastic-plastic-fracture version for concrete
-Includes numerical effects acquired by way of the finite point strategy besides restrict research options
-Presents the rules of restrict research and the final options that may be utilized in deriving statically admissible tension fields and kinematically admissible pace fields
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