Best Reference Books – Soil Structure Interaction

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Soil Structure Interaction subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Soil Structure Interaction along with reviews.

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1. “Analytical and Computer Methods in Foundation Engineering” by J E Bowles

Book Review: This is a very good textbook for senior courses in foundation analysis and design. The book includes IBM disk that contains various programs stacked together thereby carrying out the analysis of pile group and illustrating procedures for analysis of lateral piles. The book also carries out analysis of bearing capacity along with horizontal and vertical loads. The book also uses uniform linear pressure concept for assuring the bearing capacity. The book also stresses on the geotextiles for retaining walls and soil nailing.

2. “Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering” by C S Desai and J T Christian

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“Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering” Book Review: The book is an excellent blend of theoretical as well as practical concepts of geotechnical engineering. The numerical methods used in geotechnical engineering are highlighted in this book. The chapters of this book clearly explain finite element method, finite difference method, and integral equations. The techniques and methods featured in this book will enable the readers to analyze and solve complex factors in soil and rock mechanics.

3. “Elastic Analysis of Soil-foundation Interaction” by A P S Selvadurai

Book Review: The book focuses on the analysis of the interaction between structural foundations and soil media support. The book also details the soil foundation interaction problems, soil response models for soil foundation interaction analysis, plane strain analysis and infinitely long beam. The book also discusses three dimensional effects in the infinite beam problem, elastic models of soil behavior and time dependent behavior of soil masses. The book also deals with the determination of soil parameters, experimental investigations and case studies.

4. “Coupled Site and Soil-Structure Interaction Effects with Application to Seismic Risk Mitigation” by Roumen Iankov and Tom Schanz

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“Coupled Site and Soil-Structure Interaction Effects with Application to Seismic Risk Mitigation” Book Review: The book is based on the papers presented at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Coupled Site and Soil-Structure Interaction Effects with Application to Seismic Risk Mitigation Borovets, Bulgaria, 2008. The chapters of this book cover the major topics related to Site conditions and their role in seismic hazard analysis, soil-structure interaction, role of site effects, and role of soil structure interaction. A chapter featuring the theory and concepts of general and related subjects is included in this text.

5. “Developments in Dynamic Soil-Structure Interaction” by Clough

“Developments in Dynamic Soil-Structure Interaction” Book Review: The book is an updated and revised piece of work featuring latest theory and recent developments in interaction of dynamic soil structure. It discusses the phenomena of rigid foundation and dynamic excitation. The book compares solutions in both time and frequency domain as well as finite and boundary elements. The book highlights the performed experiments. It focuses on practical aspects with the analysis of tunnel linings, stiffness, and damping of pile groups. It gives a thorough review of soil structure. This book is good for students and professionals of soil engineering.

6. “Soil-foundation-structure Interaction” by Orense

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“Soil-foundation-structure Interaction” Book Review: This book is an excellent resource for students and professionals in soil engineering. It will be equally important to post-graduates in foundation engineering, earthquake geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, and advanced structural dynamics. The book describes sensible topics like soil structure interaction, design of shallow foundation, nonlinear structure, and nonlinear soil interaction in detail. The chapters highlight the use of FEM based numerical methods. This textbook is a perfect source to get a practical approach along with an easy theoretical part.

7. “Earthquake Soil Structure Interaction” by Muthukkumaran Kasinathan and I P Subha

“Earthquake Soil Structure Interaction” Book Review: The book is written from both theoretical as well as practical point-of-view and aims in presenting the practical approach on problem sets in realistic situations. It focuses on the complex problems like performance of piles in liquefying ground under earthquakes. The book contains effects of the complex situations like progressive build up of pore water pressure in saturated soils. This text highlights the methods in a practical situation and shows measures to overcome that problem. The book delicately focuses students, researchers, professionals, and engineers in dealing with soil structure.

8. “Parallel Solution of Soil-Structure Interaction Problems” by Tunc Bahcecio Lu

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“Parallel Solution of Soil-Structure Interaction Problems” Book Review: The book aims in presenting the latest information on the numerical assessment of soil structure interaction. It is a numerical approach towards various problems and contains several methods to deal with soil interaction problems. The book focuses on modelling soil structure, and development and implementation of parallel dynamic finite element analysis method for numerical solution of soil structure interaction problems. The chapters in this text also contain various algorithms based on implicit network integration algorithms. The book will be much of interest to graduates and postgraduates in foundation engineering, earthquake geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, and advanced structural dynamics.

9. “Modelling with Transparent Soils: Visualizing Soil Structure Interaction and Multi Phase Flow, Non-Intrusively” by Magued Iskander

“Modelling with Transparent Soils: Visualizing Soil Structure Interaction and Multi Phase Flow, Non-Intrusively” Book Review: The book focuses on presenting the fundamental concepts and detailed theory of modelling with transparent soils. The chapter of the book is nicely interpreted and covers various topics like 3D deformation, flow problems, and natural soil. The book also contains topics like multiphase flow and surfactant flushing tests. The book is a balanced text featuring theoretical as well as practical content along with algorithms to discuss deformation. This book will be an excellent resource for students and professionals in geomechanics and geoengineering.

10. “Boundary Element Methods for Soil-Structure Interaction” by Hall Oliveto

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“Boundary Element Methods for Soil-Structure Interaction” Book Review: The book is an updated and revised piece of work featuring latest theory and recent developments in structural engineering. It also highlights massive constructions on soft underground software. The chapters of this book contain various methods to solve problems of soil structure interaction. It also covers nonlinear problems which often arise in soil structure interaction. To provide better practical knowledge and relatable content to the readers, the book contains numerical solutions for featured problems along with the applications of engineering interference.

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