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Geomechanics of failures

Author: A M Puzrin; E E Alonso; N M Pinyol
Publisher: Dordrecht ; London : Springer, 2009.
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This introductory text uses basic concepts in soil mechanics to investigate geotechnical failures. It presents case studies of failures from the areas of Settlement, Bearing Capacity and Excavation  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
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Puzrin, A.M. (Alexander M.).
Geomechanics of failures.
Dordrecht ; London : Springer, 2009
(OCoLC)436030900
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: A M Puzrin; E E Alonso; N M Pinyol
ISBN: 9789048135318 9048135311
OCLC Number: 663096383
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Settlements.- Interaction between Neighbouring Structures: 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: Borras Square, Spain.- Tunnel Face Instability: Floresta Tunnels, Spain.
Responsibility: A.M. Puzrin, E.E. Alonso, N.M. Pinyol.

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