USE OF COMPUTERS IN GEOMECHANICS

THE USE OF COMPUTERS IN SOIL MECHANICS IS REVIEWED FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF THE VARIOUS TECHNIQUES EMPLOYED, AND THE DIFFERENT PROBLEMS TO WHICH EACH TECHNIQUE MAY BE APPLIED. THE SIMPLEST TECHNIQUE, THAT OF USING THE COMPUTER AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO MANUAL CALCULATION, IS CONSIDERED FIRST. ANALYSES MAKING USE OF AVAILABLE CLOSED-FORM SOLUTIONS ARE THEN DESCRIBED AND THEIR SUITABILITY FOR PARAMETRIC STUDIES IS EMPHASIZED. THE ESSENTIAL ROLE OF COMPUTERS IN THE UTILIZATION OF NUMERICAL TECHNIQUES SUCH AS FINITE DIFFERENCES AND FINITE ELEMENTS IS INDICATED AND THE APPLICATION OF SUCH TECHNIQUES TO PRACTICAL PROBLEMS IS DESCRIBED. FINALLY, THE USE OF COMPUTERS FOR DATA COLLECTION, REDUCTION AND PORTRAYAL IS DISCUSSED. SUMMARIES OF SOME OF THE COMPUTER PROGRAMS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE IN AUSTRALIA ARE GIVEN IN TABLES. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Sydney

    Sydney, New South Wales  Australia  2006
  • Authors:
    • POULOS, H G
    • Gerrard, C M
  • Publication Date: 1972-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 64 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: r 19

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00237075
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R&d Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 11 1973 12:00AM