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Geotechnical Applications for Earthquake Engineering

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Disaster preparedness and response management is a burgeoning field of technological research, and staying abreast of the latest developments within the field is a difficult task.Geotechnical Applications for Earthquake Engineering: Research Advancements has collected chapters from experts from around the world in a variety of applications, frameworks, and methodologies, and prepared them in a form that serves as a handy reference and research guide to practitioners and academics alike. By protecting society with earthquake engineering, the latest research can make the world a safer place.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
  5. Preface
  6. Section 1:
    1. Chapter 1: Evaluation of Peak Ground Acceleration and Response Spectra Considering the Local Site Effects
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. DIFFERENT SITE CLASSIFICATION SCHEMES
      4. 3. SEISMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE STUDY AREA
      5. 4. DELINEATION OF SEISMIC SOURCE ZONES
      6. 5. SELECTION OF SEISMIC SOURCES
      7. 6. MODELING THE ATTENUATION CHARACTERISTICS OF THE REGION
      8. 7. SEISMIC HAZARD EVALUATION BASED ON PROBABILISTIC LOGIC TREE APPROACH
      9. 8. RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS
      10. 9. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: A Site Specific Study on Evaluation of Design Ground Motion Parameters
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SIGNIFICANCE OF SITE-SPECIFIC ANALYSIS
      4. SITE DESCRIPTION
      5. SITE CHARACTERIZATION
      6. SITE CLASSIFICATION
      7. SEISMIC HAZARD ANALYSIS
      8. SITE SPECIFIC GROUND RESPONSE ANALYSIS
      9. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Analysis of Passive Earth Pressure and Displacements of Retaining Walls Using Pseudo-Dynamic Approach
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. OBJECTIVES OF THE PRESENT STUDY
      4. ASSESSMENT OF PASSIVE EARTH PRESSURE
      5. ESTIMATION OF SLIDING DISPLACEMENTS
      6. ESTIMATION OF ROTATIONAL DISPLACEMENTS
      7. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. APPENDIX
    4. Chapter 4: Cyclic Pore Pressure Generation, Dissipation and Densification in Granular Mixes
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM
      4. RESULTS
      5. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 5: Effect of Superstructure Stiffness on Liquefaction-Induced Failure Mechanisms
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BEHAVIOUR OF LIQUEFIED SOILS
      4. LIQUEFACTION DURING RECENT EARTHQUAKES
      5. DYNAMIC CENTRIFUGE TESTS
      6. FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSES
      7. ROTATION OF A PLATE GIRDER BRIDGE
      8. SPREADING OF AN ARCH BRIDGE
      9. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 6: DEM Simulations in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 7: Static and Dynamic Elastic Modulus of Jointed Rock Mass
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. MODEL MATERIAL
      4. 3. EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION
      5. 4. TEST RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      6. 5. UNIAXIAL COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH/ELASTIC MODULUS OF JOINTED ROCKS
      7. 6. COMPARISON WITH RESULTS OF DIFFERENT ROCKS
      8. 7. INFLUENCE OF JOINTS ON STATIC AND DYNAMIC ELASTIC MODULUS
      9. 8. CONCLUSION
  7. Section 2:
    1. Chapter 8: Blast Induced Damage Due to Repeated Vibrations in Jointed Gneiss Rock Formation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. REVIEW OF LITERATURE ON ROCK MASS DAMAGE DUE TO REPEATED BLASTING
      4. 3. SITE DESCRIPTION
      5. 4. DETAILS OF THE BLASTING AND INSTRUMENTATION
      6. 5. EXPERIMENTATION ON THE EFFECT OF REPEATED BLAST LOADING
      7. 6. RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS
      8. 7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 9: Production Blast-Induced Vibrations in Longhole Open Stoping
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. DESCRIPTION OF OREBODY
      3. 2. MINING METHOD
      4. 3. STOPE DESIGN
      5. 4. BLASTING PRACTICES
      6. 5. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 10: Development of a New Blast Vibration Prediction Model Incorporating Burden Variations in Surface Blasting
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. INFLUENCE OF BURDEN ON VIBRATION – A REVIEW
      4. 3. QUANTIFICATION OF BURDEN ON BLAST INDUCED VIBRATION
      5. 4. EXPERIMENTAL VALIDATION OF BURDEN BASED PREDICTION MODEL
      6. 5. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 11: Dynamic Tensile Test of Coal, Shale and Sandstone Using Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. REVIEW OF DYNAMIC TESTS CARRIED ON COAL, SANDSTONE AND SHALE SAMPLES
      4. 3. EXPERIMENTAL SETUP
      5. 4. RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS
      6. 5. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 12: A Numerical Approach for Simulation of Rock Fracturing in Engineering Blasting
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. PREREQUISITES OF NUMERICAL MODELLING OF BLASTING
      4. 3. REVIEW OF NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF ROCK BLASTING
      5. 4. KEY FEATURES OF THE NEW PROCEDURE FOR NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF ROCK BLASTING
      6. 5. FEW IMPORTANT RESULTS OUT OF THE NEW DEVELOPED PROCEDURE VALIDATION TESTS
      7. 6. CONCLUSIONS
    6. Chapter 13: Numerical Prediction of Rock Fracturing During the Process of Excavation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. NUMERICAL MODEL
      4. 3. SIMULATIONS RESULTS
      5. 4. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 14: Investigations on Impact of Blasting in Tunnels
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. PREVIOUS WORK
      4. 3. DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTAL BLASTS
      5. 4. FIELD INVESTIGATIONS
      6. 5. DEVELOPMENT OF OVERBREAK PREDICTIVE MODEL
      7. 6. CONCLUSION
  8. Compilation of References
  9. About the Contributors