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We have compiled the list of Best Reference Books on Geotechnical Engineering subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of best books on Geotechnical Engineering along with reviews.

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List of Geotechnical Engineering Books with author’s names, publishers, and an unbiased review as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books.

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1. Advanced Geotechnical Analysis

1. “Introductory Geotechnical Engineering: An Environmental Perspective” by Hsai-yang Fang And John L Daniels

“Introductory Geotechnical Engineering: An Environmental Perspective” Book Review: This book covers all the merits and demerits on a broad scale containing all the concepts of geotechnical engineering in the context of an environment which were difficult to deal with. Book shapes a framework for deep analysis of soil behaviour with respect to the environmental conditions. This book deals with all problems and doubts. The book also includes the traditional theory and particle energy field theory. Many examples are included. The book will be useful for the civil engineering students, geotechnical and environmental engineers, and researchers.

2. “Geotechnical Engineering: Principles and Practices of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering (Civil and Environmental Engineering)” by V N S Murthy

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“Geotechnical Engineering: Principles and Practices of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering (Civil and Environmental Engineering)” Book Review: This book covers all the aspects of soil mechanics and soil classification. It covers all the principals and provides a clear cut view of soil mechanics. The book also presents the applications of soil mechanics and soil testing. The chapters feature soil formation, properties and classification, soil permeability and many other factors. The solutions to the problems like soil erosion and degradation of soil are mentioned in this text. This book is best suited for undergraduate students of civil engineering, geotechnics, and other geo researchers.

3. “Advanced Geotechnical Analyses” by P K Banerjee and R Butterfield

Book Review: The chapters contained in the book demonstrate a perfect blend of the engineering judgment and the various principles of engineering mechanics. The book also demonstrates various concepts that resolve complex geotechnical engineering problems. The concepts presented in the book inspire the geotechnical engineering practice to make their usage more and more in future. The book contains various chapters that demonstrate the behavior of soil elements which is related to the interpretation of soil tests.

4. “Advanced Genetic Analysis” by MENEELY

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“Advanced Genetic Analysis” Book Review: The book is a comprehensive piece of writing presenting key genetic principles and model organisms followed by gene mutations, analysis of genes, and study of interactions of genes during suppression and epistasis. The topics included in this book are majorly based on genes and genomes, genes and mutants, gene activity, and gene interactions. The latest experimental tools such as microarrays, RNAi, and bioinformatics approaches are mentioned. The content of the book is illustrated using many case studies, latest research, text boxes, figures, and examples. It also contains a glossary that highlights the definition of unfamiliar and difficult terms. The book focuses on the use of molecular genetics for further development.

5. “Geotechnical Slope Analysis” by Robin Chowdhury

“Geotechnical Slope Analysis” Book Review: The book is an updated and revised piece of work featuring latest theory and recent developments in slope engineering. The initial chapters contain topics like basic geotechnical concepts, performance indicators, basic probability concepts, limit equilibrium methods, stress-deformation analyses, and slope analyses. The remaining chapters describe plasticity, shear band analyses, earthquake effects, seismic slope analysis, probabilistic approaches, and reliability analyses. This book contains a chapter featuring case studies of urban slope stability. Each chapter contains various examples. The book will be suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students of geotechnical engineering. It will also be helpful for practicing engineers of the preceding branch.

6. “Earth Reinforcement and Soil Structures (Butterworth’s Advanced Series in Geotechnical Engineering)” by Colin J F P Jones

“Earth Reinforcement and Soil Structures (Butterworth’s Advanced Series in Geotechnical Engineering)” Book Review: The book covers both theoretical as well as practical aspects of earth reinforcement and reinforced soil. It begins with the history of the subject of reinforced soil. Moving further, the theoretical concepts and application areas of earth reinforcement are discussed in detail. Later section of the book features practical aspects of earth reinforcements namely, design, construction, costs, and durability. Many worked examples and recent developments in the field of earth reinforcement are mentioned in this text. The book will be suitable for the undergraduate students of civil engineering and other related fields.

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7. “Applied Analysis in Geotechnics” by Fethi Azizi

“Applied Analysis in Geotechnics” Book Review: Initially, basic topics of geotechnics like formation and physical properties of soil, stress distribution of soil mass, seepage flow, transient flow, and shear strengths of soil are discussed. Moving on to advance topics, stability of slopes, critical state modelling, centrifuge modelling, pressuremeter testing and finite element modeling are thoroughly explained. The content of the book is supported by a number of illustrations and examples. It explains applications and uses of applied analyses in various fields. The book will be suitable for the undergraduate and postgraduate students along with the practicing engineers of geotechnics.

8. “Geotechnical Failure Analysis for rail link ” by Prithviraj Chauhan

“Geotechnical Failure Analysis for rail link” Book Review: The book focuses on rail tunnel projects and presents a clear analysis of rail links. The chapters of this book are based on critical analysis of challenges and mitigation plan, euro code procedural applicability for CTRL, and management of rail tunnel projects. The tunnel modelling is discussed in detail. It highlights required changes in the design, structure and material for the tunnel creation. The topics are written according to the varying geographical requirements of various regions. For providing practical and relatable content the book features many site studies.

9. “Seismic Ground Response Analysis (Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering)” by Nozomu Yoshida

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“Seismic Ground Response Analysis (Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering)” Book Review: The book is written from both theoretical as well as practical point-of-view and aims in presenting latest information on seismic ground response analysis. The chapters are majorly based on input parameter selection, input ground motion, and mechanism of damping. The topics like propagation of earthquake waves, fundamentals of earthquake motion, seismic ground response analysis, input earthquake motions, fundamentals of soil mechanics, in situ soil testing, and mechanical soil properties are discussed in detail. The chapters featuring equations of motion and laboratory tests are included in this book. The analysis and review of many case-studies are highlighted. The topics are supported by various illustrations, figures, and graphs.

10. “Geotechnical Engineering” by S L Gulhati and M Datta

Book Review: The book covers various information pertaining to soil origin, basic relationships, soil aggregate properties, soil compaction and factors affecting it, laboratory compaction, field compaction, effective stress and soil water statics and capillarity phenomenon in soils. The book also demonstrates special topics like flow through soils, quick sand condition, permeability and methods for its determination, flow nets, soil stresses from surface loads, contact pressures, westergaard’s theory and many more.

11. “Geomechanics of Failures. Advanced Topics” by Eduardo E Alonso and Núria M Pinyol

“Geomechanics of Failures. Advanced Topics” Book Review: This book is written for the postgraduate students of geology. It can also be used by agriculturalists and environmentalists as a reference. This book discusses the catastrophic geotechnical failures. It also reviews the concepts of landslides, dynamics of failures and dams. It reviews the theoretical applications of geotechnical and soil mechanics. It examines identifying the nature of a problem and then developing a specific solution for it. This book has included many figures and theories. It also has included many real-life case-studies.

12. “Advanced Numerical Applications and Plasticity in Geomechanics (CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences)” by Vaughan D Griffiths and Giancarlo Gioda

“Advanced Numerical Applications and Plasticity in Geomechanics (CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences)” Book Review: This book is written for the postgraduate students of geology. It can also be used by agriculturalists and environmentalists as a reference. This book covers the topics of tunnelling problems and constitutive models for geomaterials. It also covers the numerical analysis of ground improvement techniques and plasticity in geomechanics. It introduces an elasto-plastic model for both unsaturated and saturated soil. It also reviews the power of numerical analysis, strain-softening and static liquefaction. This book has included many figures and theories. It also has included many real-life examples.


2. Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

1. “Rock Mechanics: Theory and Applications with Case Histories” by Walter Wittke and Richard Sykes

“Rock Mechanics: Theory and Applications with Case Histories” Book Review: The book contains the fundamentals of rock mechanics. It also tells its application to economic construction in rock. It contains models which describe the mechanical properties and the permeability of rocks. It contains numerical methods for evaluating the stability of structures in rocks which can be used to solve problems related to tunnels, caverns, pressure tunnels, dam foundations and slopes. It describes the methods for testing the rock mechanical properties. It also contains a number of case histories.

2. “Performance-Based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering: From Case History to Practice” by Takaji Kokusho and Yoshimichi Tsukamoto

“Performance-Based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering: From Case History to Practice” Book Review: The book tells about the current developments in performance-based design in earthquake geotechnical engineering. It contains case histories, numerical methods, soil investigations and engineering practice. It focuses on performance evaluations, the role of soil investigations, criteria/design codes, and the performance and future perspectives of PBD of the 2008 Wenchuan Sichuan earthquake in China. The book is intended for researchers in earthquake geotechnical engineering. It is also intended for those who are practicing geotechnical and structural engineers.

3. “Practical Soil Dynamics: Case Studies in Earthquake and Geotechnical Engineering (Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering)” by Milutin Srbulov

“Practical Soil Dynamics: Case Studies in Earthquake and Geotechnical Engineering (Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering)” Book Review: The book aims to fill the gaps in the existing engineering codes and standards related to soil dynamics. It also talks of the concerning issues in earthquake engineering and ground vibrations by using formulas. It demonstrates the importance of usefulness and accuracy of simple analysis by their implementation in case histories. It aims to extend the existing codes and standards by adding new analyses in engineering. It covers the topics like main ground motion sources and properties, typical ground motions, recording, ground investigations and testing, soil properties used in simple analyses, fast sliding in non-liquefied soil, flow of liquefied sandy soil, massive retaining walls, slender retaining walls, shallow foundations, piled foundations, tunnels, vertical shafts and pipelines, ground vibration caused by industry. The book is intended for geotechnical engineers, engineering geologists, earthquake engineers and students.

4. “Earthquake Geotechnical Case Histories for Performance-Based Design: ISSMGE TC4 2005-2009 Term Volume” by Takaji Kokusho

“Earthquake Geotechnical Case Histories for Performance-Based Design: ISSMGE TC4 2005-2009 Term Volume” Book Review: The book contains 26 case histories with well-instrumented geotechnical and earthquake data. The book has a common scale to develop and implement design methodologies and numerical analysis. The case studies in the book consists of site characterization, earthquake motions and description of failure. It also contains digital data on earthquake records and other information related to cases. The book is intended for geotechnical engineers, researchers.

5. “Mine Seismology: Seismic Warning Concept: Case Study from Vaal Reefs Gold Mine, South Africa” by S N Glazer

“Mine Seismology: Seismic Warning Concept: Case Study from Vaal Reefs Gold Mine, South Africa” Book Review: The book tells how mine seismology can be used to improve underground safety standards. It describes the preventive actions that have been put into practice. It includes additional safety pillars, changes in mining sequence and directions. The book demonstrates how mine seismology can effectively improve underground safety standards. It tells that success rate should be measured in the preventive actions taken and not in the success of the prediction.

6. “Bioengineering Case Studies” by Wendi Goldsmith and Donald Gray

“Bioengineering Case Studies” Book Review: The book describes 30 projects in the United states on bio-stabilization. The book has well-documented case studies on key techniques for bio-stabilization projects. It evaluates and compares different techniques and challenges on a wide range of projects. The book has a good visual detail and high-quality photograph for each project. The book is intended for civil and environmental engineers and environmental scientists working on watershed, infrastructure projects, and municipal scale installations.

7. “Geological and Mud Logging in Drilling Control: Catalogue of Typical Cases” by Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Pétrole et des Moteurs
8. “Acidic Deposition and Aquatic Ecosystems: Regional Case Studies” by Donald F Charles and Susan Christie

“Acidic Deposition and Aquatic Ecosystems: Regional Case Studies” Book Review: The book consists of synthesis of information on current and potential effects of acid precipitation on lakes. It examines the current status of water chemistry. It also characterizes the processes controlling water chemistry on a regional basis. It talks about the diversity among geographical regions with respect to the nature of surface water and the complexity of their response to acidic depositions. The book is intended for researchers in limnology, aquatic ecology, environmental chemistry, hydrology, and atmospheric sciences. It is also intended for environmental managers and policy makers.

9. “Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb” by Ruwan Abey Rajapakse

“Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb” Book Review: The book has an easy-to-understand approach in selecting the right formula to solve the difficult calculations in geotechnical engineering. The book presents the formulas and calculations in an easy manner. It explains the theory first and then the calculation is presented and solved. The book covers topics like the fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering: Soil investigation, condition and theoretical concepts. It also covers Shallow Foundations, including bearing capacity, elastic settlement, foundation reinforcement, grillage design, footings, geogrids, tie and grade beams, and drainage. The book contains calculations both in the FPS and SI metric system. It is intended for Civil Engineering students.

10. “Forensic Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering” by Robert W Day

“Forensic Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering” Book Review: The book tells how to conduct a professional forensic geotechnical and foundation investigation. It tells step by step about how to investigate damage, deterioration, or collapse in a structure. It tells how to evaluate problems caused by settlement, expansive soil, slope movement, moisture intrusion. The book will help to point to Sulfate attack, dam failure, tree roots, decomposition of organic matter which caused the structural damage. The book is intended for geotechnical and foundation investigations in forensic engineering.


3. Physical Modelling in Geotechnics

1. “Geotechnical Centrifuge Technology” by R N Taylor

“Geotechnical Centrifuge Technology” Book Review: The book highlights principles and concepts of geotechnical centrifuge model testing as well as the available techniques used for modeling soil structure interactions. The topics like geotechnical centrifuges, centrifuge modeling, soil-structure interactions, buried structures, dynamics, environmental geomechanics, transport processes, cold region’s engineering, are discussed in detail. It will be useful for geotechnical engineers as well as the students who wish to learn about centrifuge testing.

2. “Geotechnical Modelling” by D M Wood

“Geotechnical Modelling” Book Review: The book begins with a detailed introduction of modeling and then describes different types of modeling namely, constitutive, numerical, physical, centrifuge, and theoretical. It contains vast theory and the topics like characteristics of soil behavior and soil –structure interaction are thoroughly explained. The topics are elaborated with the help of diagrams and figures. The basic mathematical equations are used to explain some concepts and techniques. The book will be useful for the students of geotechnical, structural, and civil engineering. It will be equally important for the practicing engineers specialized in numerical or physical geotechnical modeling.

3. “Geotechnical Modelling” by David Muir Wood

Book Review: This is a very good course book for postgraduate and final year engineering students. The book presents models that is useful for undergraduate geotechnical curriculum and also illustrates the aspects of soil behavior that contribute to the challenge of geotechnical modeling. The book is useful for students of geotechnical and structural and civil engineering who are involved in the field of numerical and physical geotechnical modeling. The book also takes into consideration the basic soil mechanics as well as traditional methods of geotechnical design.

4. “Centrifuge Modelling of Ground Improvement for Double Porosity Clay” by Emma Jane Pooley
5. “Constitutive and Centrifuge Modelling” by S Springman
6. “Applications of Geotechnical Centrifuge for Environmental Research” by Nikos Depountis

“Applications of Geotechnical Centrifuge for Environmental Research” Book Review: This book is based on scaled physical modeling. The basic theory of scaled physical modelling of capillary phenomena at elevated gravity is described in this book. The applications of geotechnical centrifuge modeling in various fields like for contaminant migration in unsaturated soils are highlighted in this text. The book also features the projects associated with contaminant migration. The book will be suitable for the readers related to the field of centrifuge modeling.

7. “Centrifuge modelling of contaminant transport through soils” by P Rajeev Kumar

“Centrifuge modelling of contaminant transport through soils” Book Review: The book presents the use of geotechnical centrifuge modeling for monitoring and analyzing the contaminant transport. The instrumentation and testing methodologies are also highlighted. For testing the results of centrifuge modeling, a method called Finite Element modeling is introduced. The book will be an asset for researchers and engineers in the field of geotechnical modeling.

8. “Centrifuge Modelling in Geotechnics” by Christophe Gaudin

“Centrifuge Modelling in Geotechnics” Book Review: The book presents key concepts, principles, methodologies, and techniques of centrifuge modeling. The topics like centrifuge technology, similitude principles, model preparation, instrumentation, and soil characterization are described in detail. The various techniques and practices in centrifuge modeling are mentioned in this book. The applications of latest centrifuge technology and modelling techniques are highlighted in this text. The book is basically for the graduate students of geotechnical modeling and geotechnical engineering. It will be equally important for the operators and managers working in various geotechnical centrifuge centres.

9. “Centrifuge Modelling for Civil Engineers” by Gopal Madabhushi

“Centrifuge Modelling for Civil Engineers” Book Review: The book will be excellent for the graduate students, researchers, and practicing civil engineers involved with geotechnical issues. All the aspects of centrifuge modeling are mentioned in this book. The topics like geotechnical design in civil engineering, numerical and physical modeling, uniform circular motion, geotechnical centrifuges, error and limitations, centrifuge instrumentation, and centrifuge data acquisition systems are discussed in detail. The applications of centrifuge modeling in various fields namely, shallow foundations, pile foundations, retaining walls, and construction sequences are highlighted. The process of sample analysis and interpretation are explained with the help of examples. The content of the book is thoroughly explained using diagrams, figures, graphs, and flow charts.

10. “Centrifuge 88” by Jean-Francois Corte

“Centrifuge 88” Book Review: The content of the book is inspired from the papers presented in the ‘International Conference on Centrifuge Modeling’ held at Paris in 1988. The book is written from the practical perspective and highlights all the recent developments and the scope of development in the field of geotechnics. The techniques and methodologies of centrifuge modeling that can be used in various projects are mentioned in this text. The book also presents the applications of centrifuge modeling in the real world.


4. Geotechnical Centrifuge Modelling

1. “Geotechnical Centrifuge Technology” by Taylor R N

Book Review: This book explains all the concepts and methodologies needed for modeling soil structure interactions. The book has been penned by an international team of authors. The book deals with all the aspects of centrifuge model testing thereby taking into consideration the model tests as well as the applications in geotechnical engineering. The book contains history, basic scaling relationships as well as model testing techniques. The book also uses the centrifuge model tests to investigate the problems that are encountered in civil engineering.

2. “The Application of Centrifuges Modelling to Geotechncial Design” by Craig W H

“The Application of Centrifuges Modelling to Geotechnical Design” Book Review: The book aims in introducing all the important topics and concepts of modelling. The topics like characteristics of soil behavior, constitutive modelling, numerical modelling, physical modelling, centrifuge modelling, theoretical modelling, and soil-structure interaction are discussed in detail. The topics featured in this book are clearly explained with the help of illustrative figures, flow charts, and graphs. The book will be an asset for the students of geotechnical, structural, and civil engineering as well the practicing engineers related to numerical or physical geotechnical modelling. It will also be suitable for the courses offered to postgraduate and final year undergraduate students of MEng students.

3. “Geotechnical Modelling” by David Muir Wood

Book Review: This is a very good course book for postgraduate and final year engineering students. The book presents models that is useful for undergraduate geotechnical curriculum and also illustrates the aspects of soil behavior that contribute to the challenge of geotechnical modeling. The book is useful for students of geotechnical and structural and civil engineering who are involved in the field of numerical and physical geotechnical modeling. The book also takes into consideration the basic soil mechanics as well as traditional methods of geotechnical design.

4. “Centrifuge Modelling of Ground Improvement for Double Porosity Clay” by Emma Jane Pooley
5. “Constitutive and Centrifuge Modelling” by S Springman

“Constitutive and Centrifuge Modelling” Book Review: The book broadly discusses all the major aspects of constitutive and centrifuge modeling. All the important areas of the two modellings are explored respectively. The topics like critical state of soil mechanics, micro-geomechanics, centrifuge technology, and centrifuge modelling are described in detail. The chapters of this book contain problems governed by failure, deformation, and interfaces. The book also features construction of various models related to centrifuge modelling. The content of this book is supported by several pictures, diagrams, and flow charts.

6. “Applications of Geotechnical Centrifuge for Environmental Research” by Nikos Depountis

“Applications of Geotechnical Centrifuge for Environmental Research” Book Review: The book focuses on the study of the key concepts and topics of scaled physical modelling of capillary phenomena at elevated gravity. It provides the readers with a basic knowledge mandatory for using the geotechnical centrifuge for modelling contaminant migration in unsaturated soils. The book gives an idea about capillary phenomena which is required to perform model contaminant behaviour in the geotechnical centrifuge. It also features some centrifuge experiments and useful results of research. The book will be beneficial for the students and professionals of centrifuge modeling. The readers concerned with contaminant migration will also find this work useful.

7. “Centrifuge Modelling of Contaminant Transport through Soils” by P Rajeev Kumar

“Centrifuge Modelling of Contaminant Transport through Soils” Book Review: The book presents various geotechnical centrifuge models for analyzing contaminant transport. The chapters of this book feature all the important methodologies and instrumentation techniques required for monitoring. The finite element modelling is discussed in detail. The book highlights various field scale experiments along with the test results. It also consists of a research program based on geotechnical centrifuge. The text will be a resource for the researchers and engineers.

8. “Centrifuge Modelling in Geotechnics” by Christophe Gaudin

“Centrifuge Modelling in Geotechnics” Book Review: The book provides a deep knowledge on soil behaviour and soil structure interaction. The topics like centrifuge technology, similitude principles, model preparation and instrumentation, and soil characterization are discussed in detail. The practices and techniques underlying in centrifuge modeling are covered. The book will enable the readers to solve several problems of geotechnical engineering and design various geotechnical structures. It highlights applications of modern centrifuge technology and modelling techniques. The book gives an idea about planning, conducting, and interpreting centrifuge tests. The principles, design of experiments, and application of results of various experiments are mentioned in this text. The book will be useful for the graduate students of geotechnical modeling along with the operators and managers of geotechnical centrifuge centers.

9. “Centrifuge Modelling for Civil Engineers” by Gopal Madabhushi

“Centrifuge Modelling for Civil Engineers” Book Review: The book is a well-structured text featuring equipment, instrumentation, and signal processing techniques necessary for working with centrifuge modelling and test data. The book introduces signal processing tools, modern imaging technique, data acquisition, and modelling techniques. The chapters contain detailed description signal processing techniques namely smoothing and filtering. The centrifuge data that can be used as an example for sample analysis and interpretation is included in this book. The applications such as shallow foundations, retaining walls, pile foundations, tunnelling beneath existing pile foundations are highlighted. The book will be suitable for the graduate students, researchers, and practicing civil engineers related to geotechnical issues.

10. “Centrifuge 88” by Jean-Francois Corte

“Centrifuge 88” Book Review: The content of this book is inspired from the papers presented at the International Conference of Centrifuge Modelling held at Paris in 1988. The book features the latest developments in the field of geotechnics. All the techniques, methodologies, and concepts of centrifugal modeling are mentioned in this piece of writing. For providing the readers with relatable content and better practical knowledge, the experimental data, various applications, and projects related to geotechnics are featured in this book.


5. Geotechnical Constitutive Models

1. “INTELLIGENT MODELS in geotechnical engineering” by Samui Pijush

“Intelligent Models In Geotechnical Engineering” Book Review: The book aims in estimating the correct value in standard penetration test (SPT). The chapters of this book features intelligent models namely, geostatistic, artificial neural network (ANN), and support vector machine (SVM). The book also highlights the determination of liquefaction susceptibility by using Standard Penetration Test (SPT), Cone Penetration Test (CPT), and Shear Wave data based on ANN and SVM. The text introduces many techniques for geotechnical site characterization and channel analysis of surface wave (MASW). A chapter describing SVM model along with its role in prediction of over consolidation ratio (OCR) is included. The book will be suitable for the students as well as professionals of geotechnical engineering.

2. “Advanced Geotechnical Engineering Soil-Structure Interaction using Computer and Material Models” by Chandrakant S Desai

“Advanced Geotechnical Engineering Soil-Structure Interaction using Computer and Material Models” Book Review: The book focuses on presenting computational as well as analytical methods for determination, analyzation, and solution of several geotechnical problems. The chapters of this book contain a clear description of behavior of soils, rocks, interfaces, and joints. The finite element method, finite difference method, and various analytical methods are covered in this piece of writing. The book highlights the applications of featured models and techniques to various problems such as dams, slopes, piles, retaining structures, tunnels, pavements, seepage, consolidation, field measurements, shake table, and centrifuge tests. The chapters contain several examples and exercises along with figures, diagrams, and graphs. The book will be beneficial for the practitioners, students, teachers, and researchers related to geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, and basic mechanics courses.

3. “Geotechnical Modelling” by David Muir-Wood

“Geotechnical Modelling” Book Review: The book will be useful for the students of geotechnical, structural, civil, and Mechanical engineering. It will also be helpful for the practicing engineers and professional related to numerical and physical geotechnical modelling. The book begins with a clear introduction of modeling and covers major topics like characteristics of soil behavior, constitutive modeling, numerical modelling, physical modelling, centrifuge modeling, theoretical modeling, and soil-structure interaction. The topics are explained with the help of illustrative figures, diagrams, and graphs. The book also features various problems and challenges that are faced during geotechnical modeling, along with their solution techniques.

4. “Physical Modelling in Geotechnics” by David White and Christophe Gaudin

“Physical Modelling in Geotechnics” Book Review: The book is an updated and revised piece of work featuring the latest developments in physical modelling technology, modelling techniques and sensors. The topics like soil-structure interaction, shallow and deep foundations, offshore geotechnics, dams and embankments, excavations, retaining structures, and slope stability are discussed in detail. The chapters of this book present the basic aspects of earthquake engineering, geohazards, ground reinforcements and improvements, and properties and behavior of soil. Several problems faced in the field of geotechnics like soil-structure interaction problems, are mentioned in this text. The book will be an excellent resource for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of geotechnical engineering.

5. “Physical Modelling in Geotechnics” by Seward Laue Springman

“Physical Modelling in Geotechnics” Book Review: The book covers all the major aspects of physical modelling in geotechnics. The chapters of this book develop a link between physical modelling techniques and other modelling techniques for considering the entire spectrum in order to obtain innovative geotechnical engineering solutions. The topics like ground improvement, types of foundations, tunnelling, excavations and retaining structures, dams, slopes, offshore systems, process modelling, and geoenvironmental modeling are discussed in detail. The content of this book is inspired from the discussion and paper presented at the seventh ICPMG meeting held at Zurich, 2010. The book also introduces latest equipment, sensors, and experimental techniques.

6. “Constitutive Modeling of Geomaterials: Principles and Applications” by Teruo Nakai

“Constitutive Modeling of Geomaterials: Principles and Applications” Book Review: The book aims in presenting the basic principles and key concepts of the constitutive modeling of soils. The chapters of this book describe various topics like modeling of geomaterials, tunneling, earth pressure of retaining walls, bearing capacity of foundations, reinforced soil localization, and shear band development. A chapter featuring numerical and physical modeling is included in this text. To give better practical knowledge and relatable content to the readers, the book illustrates several applications of the constitutive models, numerical simulations of typical geotechnical problems, and various model tests. The book will be useful for the students and professionals related to constitutive modeling.

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