Is Bedrock really unbreakable in real life?

Developments in soil mechanics, soil dynamics and geotechnics

In 26 specialist articles, including 5 in English, written by respected scientists and engineers in soil mechanics, soil dynamics and geotechnics, new findings and results of experimental investigations are presented.
Three thematic groups are dealt with: soil dynamics and dynamic soil-structure interaction; Theoretical and experimental soil mechanics; Geotechnics, environmental geotechnics and traffic route engineering. Examples of the implementation of current scientific findings in building practice also make the book interesting for engineers. The contributions are illustrated with numerous pictures.



Structural dynamics calculation Excavation structure Soil geotechnics Foundation plasticity Production Friction Special civil engineering Civil engineering Environmental geotechnics Transport route construction Weir dynamic soil-structure interaction
  1. 1.Institute for Civil EngineeringTechnical University BerlinBerlin

About the editors

Frank Rackwitz, born in 1969, studied civil engineering specializing in foundation engineering and soil mechanics as well as civil engineering at the Technical University of Berlin. After completing his studies, he initially worked in construction management and construction supervision. In 1998 he returned to the Technical University of Berlin as a research assistant, where he began to work on numerical calculation methods and material law formulations for soils in the Department of Foundation Engineering and Soil Mechanics. After receiving his doctorate as a Dr.-Ing. In 2002 he was appointed to the Academic Council and since then has been involved in the design and implementation of teaching, research and self-administration in the field of foundation engineering and soil mechanics at the Institute for Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Berlin.

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