Application of Numerical Methods to Geotechnical Problems: by Annamaria Cividini (eds.)

By Annamaria Cividini (eds.)

The NUMGE98 convention introduced jointly senior and younger researchers, scientists and practising engineers from eu and in a foreign country nations, to proportion their wisdom and event at the a variety of elements of the research of Geotechnical difficulties via Numerical equipment. The papers tackle a wide spectrum of geotechnical difficulties, together with tunnels and underground openings, shallow and deep foundations, slope balance, seepage and consolidation, partly saturated soils, geothermal results, constitutive modelling, etc.

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0 a) experiment c) M-D calculation b) M-C calculation Fig. §. M-C calculation ~ ~ .. Q. i5 .. 5 -750 -250 250 750 1250 · X(mm) Fig. 12:Vertical surface displacement profile, end of increasing phase Experiment, M-C and M-D calculation 5. Calculation with a true two dimensional 2D-law In our analogical material, in the third direction, the strain and the stress are equal to zero: E3=0 and o-3=0. It is a plane strain and a plane stress problem. In FLAC program, strain-stress relationships have been rewritten except for plastic-strain calculus which is already two-dimensional.

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In the author's implementation MINRES uses somewhat more memory for vectors - 12 @ NEQ-long vectors compared with CG's 9. Q matrix arises from non-associated elastoplasticity. In such cases, as explained by Greenbaum (1997) for example, error minimisation is much more complicated than it was for symmetric systems. It can be shown that in exact arithmetic the CG and MINRES algorithms lead to an optimal approximation in order (NEQ) operations in addition to the matrix-vector multiplication with no additional storage of intermediate approximation vectors.

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