Amsterdam ; New York : Elsevier : Distribution for the U.S.A. and Canada, Elsevier Science Pub. Co., 1989.
Book — xvii, 719 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
1. Definition and Subject of the Discipline. Nature of the discipline and interdisciplinary connections. Discontinuity and granularity. Multicomponent structure.
2. Mechanical Models of Rocks and Soils. Description of the models. The concepts of rheology of a continuum. The model of an elastic body. Linear rheological models. Piecewise linear models. Terzaghi's hydrodynamic model. Discrete model for rocks and soils. Shear resistance of soils.
3. Properties of Rocks and Soils. Physical properties of rocks. Physical properties of soils. Rheological properties of rocks. Rheological parameters of soils. The properties of frozen soils.
4. Viscoelasticity in Soil and Rock Mechanics. Distribution of stresses in the substratum. Deformations of the substratum and slopes. The in-situ state of a rock mass. Excavations in a rock stratum. Problems associated with drilling. Discrete models of rock strata.
5. Groundwater Flow. Equations of groundwater movement. Two-dimensional groundwater flow problem. Some practical problems. Seepage in scarps and slopes. Drainage of the ground and excavations. Water flow in rock strata.
6. Outline of the Theory of Consolidation of Porous Deformable Media. Brief outline of the history of the theory of consolidation. Quasi-stationary problems. Dynamic problems of the theory of consolidation. Thermoconsolidation.
7. Plasticity and Limit States. Constitutive relations for elastic-plastic models of rocks and soils. The limit state conditions. Limit analysis. Examples of application of approximate methods. The method of characteristics.
8. Mechanics of the Clay Fraction. Data and assumption. Physical fundamentals. Clay particles and ground water. The primary structure of the clay-water fluid. Movements of a structure element. Action of isotropic pressure (consolidation). Action of the stress deviator. Rheological models of primary clay. Structural changes of clay-water fluid. The oriented clay-water fluid. Clayey soils. Creep in clayey soils. (All chapters include References). Index.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Although theoretical in character, this book provides a useful source of information for those dealing with practical problems relating to rock and soil mechanics - a discipline which, in the view of the authors, attempts to apply the theory of continuum to the mechanical investigation of rock and soil media. The book is in two separate parts. The first part, embodying the first three chapters, is devoted to a description of the media of interest. Chapter 1 introduces the main argument and discusses the essence of the discipline and its links with other branches of science which are concerned, on the one hand, with technical mechanics and, on the other, with the properties, origins, and formation of rock and soil strata under natural field conditions. Chapter 2 describes mechanical models of bodies useful for the purpose of the discourse and defines the concept of the limit shear resistance of soils and rocks. Chapter 3 gives the actual properties of soils and rocks determined from experiments in laboratories and in situ. (source: Nielsen Book Data)