Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering IX contains 204 technical and scientific papers presented at the 9th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering (NUMGE2018, Porto, Portugal, 25—27 June 2018). The papers cover a wide range of topics in the field of computational geotechnics, providing an overview of recent developments on scientific achievements, innovations and engineering applications related to or employing numerical methods. They deal with subjects from emerging research to engineering practice, and are grouped under the following themes:

  • Constitutive modelling and numerical implementation
  • Finite element, discrete element and other numerical methods. Coupling of diverse methods
  • Reliability and probability analysis
  • Large deformation – large strain analysis
  • Artificial intelligence and neural networks
  • Ground flow, thermal and coupled analysis
  • Earthquake engineering, soil dynamics and soil-structure interactions
  • Rock mechanics
  • Application of numerical methods in the context of the Eurocodes
  • Shallow and deep foundations
  • Slopes and cuts
  • Supported excavations and retaining walls
  • Embankments and dams
  • Tunnels and caverns (and pipelines)
  • Ground improvement and reinforcement
  • Offshore geotechnical engineering
  • Propagation of vibrations

Following the objectives of previous eight thematic conferences, (1986 Stuttgart, Germany; 1990 Santander, Spain; 1994 Manchester, United Kingdom; 1998 Udine, Italy; 2002 Paris, France; 2006 Graz, Austria; 2010 Trondheim, Norway; 2014 Delft, The Netherlands), Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering IX updates the state-of-the-art regarding the application of numerical methods in geotechnics, both in a scientific perspective and in what concerns its application for solving practical boundary value problems. The book will be much of interest to engineers, academics and professionals involved or interested in Geotechnical Engineering.

This is volume 2 of the NUMGE 2018 set.

part 1|23 pages

Application of numerical methods in the context of the Eurocodes

part 2|104 pages

Shallow and deep foundations

chapter 4|6 pages

Analysis of piled foundations partially embedded in rock

ByJ.R. Garcia, P.J.R. Albuquerque, R.A.A. Melo

chapter 5|8 pages

The bearing capacity of shallow foundations on slopes

ByS. Van Baars

chapter 6|6 pages

The failure mechanism of pile foundations in non-cohesive soils

ByS. Van Baars

chapter 7|8 pages

Long-term settlements induced by a large mat foundation

ByA. Sanzeni, F. Colleselli, V. Cortellini

chapter 8|8 pages

Design simulation of deformations during short-term loading of soft clay

ByA. Berglin, A.B. Lundberg, S. Addensten

chapter 9|8 pages

An elastoplastic 1D Winkler model for suction caisson foundations under combined loading

ByS.K. Suryasentana, B.W. Byrne, H.J. Burd, A. Shonberg

chapter 10|7 pages

Analysis of friction piles in consolidating soils

ByN. O’Riordan, A. Canavate-Grimal, S. Kumar, F. Ciruela-Ochoa

chapter 11|9 pages

Soil-foundation contact models in finite element analysis of tunnelling-induced building damage

ByW.N. Yiu, H.J. Burd, C.M. Martin

chapter 13|6 pages

Numerical 3D analysis of masonry arch bridge cracks using jointed rock model

ByBalint Penzes, Hoe-Chian Yeow, Peter Harris, Christopher Heap

chapter 14|10 pages

Finite element analysis of soft boundary effects on the behaviour of shallow foundations

ByC.X. Azúa-Gonzñlez, C. Pozo, A. Askarinejad

chapter 16|8 pages

Numerical analysis of concrete piles driving in saturated dense and loose sand deposits

ByM. Aghayarzadeh, H. Khabbaz, B. Fatahi

part 3|66 pages

Slopes and cuts

chapter 17|6 pages

MPM modelling of static liquefaction in reduced-scale slope

ByP. Ghasemi, M. Martinelli, S. Cuomo, M. Calvello

chapter 18|8 pages

Thermomechanical modelling of rock avalanches with debris, ice and snow entrainment

ByP. Bartelt, M. Christen, Y. Bühler, O. Buser

chapter 19|8 pages

Effect of failure criterion on slope stability analysis

ByF. Tschuchnigg, H.F. Tschuchnigg, M. Sallinger

chapter 20|8 pages

2D and 3D rock slope stability analysis in an open-pit mine

ByJ.G. Soto, C. Romanel

chapter 21|4 pages

Increased efficiency of finite element slope stability analysis by critical failure path detection

ByR. Farnsworth, A. Arora, D.V. Griffiths

chapter 22|7 pages

Stabilisation of excavated slopes with piles in soils with distinctly different strain softening behaviour

ByS. Kontoe, D.M. Potts, F. Summersgill, Y. Lee

chapter 23|8 pages

Groundwater flow modelling for the design of a dry dock

ByR. Ramos, L. Caldeira, E. Maranha das Neves

chapter 24|6 pages

Influence of periodical rainfall on shallow slope failures based on finite element analysis

ByA. Chinkulkijniwat, S. Horpibulsuk, S. Yubonchit

chapter 25|8 pages

Slope instabilities triggered by creep induced strength degradation

ByA. Kalos, M. Kavvadas

part 4|106 pages

Supported excavations and retaining walls

chapter 26|6 pages

Numerical analyses of a pile wall at the toe of a natural slope

ByJ. Castro, J. Cañizal, A. Da Costa, M. Miranda, C. Sagaseta, J. Casanueva

chapter 27|6 pages

Inverse analysis of horizontal coefficient of subgrade reaction modulus for embedded retaining structures

ByPing He, Weidong Wang, Zhonghua Xu, Jing Li, Zili Li

chapter 28|9 pages

Performance based design for propped excavation support systems in Qom, Iran

ByE. Ghorbani, M. Khodaparast, A. Moezy

chapter 29|8 pages

Three-dimensional effects of nail arrangement on soil-nailed convex corners

ByM. Sabermahani, M.R. Nabizadeh Shahrbabak, M. Mohammadi Bagheri

chapter 30|8 pages

Design of anchored sheet pile walls in cohesionless soil

ByS. Krabbenhoft, R. Christensen

chapter 31|9 pages

Back-analysis of Crossrail deep excavations using 3D FE modelling— development of BRICK parameters for London Clay

ByY. Chen, G. Biscontin, A.K. Pillai, D.P. Nicholson

chapter 32|8 pages

Numerical analysis of an unsymmetrical railcar unloading pit and connection trench

ByG. Pisco, C. Fartaria, R. Tomásio, J. Costa, J. Azevedo

chapter 33|9 pages

Numerical analysis of a tied-back wall in saturated cohesive soils

ByK. Ninanya, J.C. Huertas, H. Ninanya, C. Romanel

chapter 35|8 pages

Soil parameter identification for excavations: A falsification approach

ByWang Ze-Zhou, Goh Siang Huat, Koh Chan Ghee, Ian F.C. Smith

chapter 36|8 pages

Numerically derived P-Y curves for rigid walls under active conditions

ByI. El-Chiti, G. Saad, S.S. Najjar, S. Alzoer

chapter 37|6 pages

Two dimensional upper and lower-bound numerical analysis of the basal stability of deep excavations in clay

ByT. Santana, M. Vicente da Silva, A.N. Antao, N.C. Guerra

chapter 38|8 pages

A method to consider the nonlinear behaviour of reinforced concrete in flexible earth-retaining walls: Preliminary results

ByJ. Cândido Freitas, M. Matos Fernandes, M.A.C. Ferraz, J.C. Grazina

part 5|62 pages

Embankments and dams

chapter 40|7 pages

Modelling a sand boil reactivation in the middle-lower portion of the Po river banks

ByM.F. García Martínez, G. Gottardi, M. Marchi, L. Tonni

chapter 41|6 pages

Finite element analysis of the monitored long-term settlement behaviour of Kouris earth dam in Cyprus

ByL. Pelecanos, D. Skarlatos, G. Pantazis

chapter 42|8 pages

Hydromechanical analysis of gravity dam foundations

ByN. Monteiro Azevedo, M.L.B. Farinha, G. Mendonga, I. Cismasiu

chapter 43|8 pages

3D coupled hydromechanical analysis of dam foundations

ByM.L.B. Farinha, N. Monteiro Azevedo, N.S. Leitão, E. Castilho, R. Câmara

chapter 44|9 pages

An in-house VBA program to model the settlement and consolidation of thickened mine tailings

ByN. Raposo, R. Bahia, A. Topa Gomes

chapter 46|8 pages

Discrete element modelling of the failure mechanisms of Foz Tua arch dam foundation

ByM. Espada, J. Muralha, J.V. Lemos, N. Plasencia, J.N. Figueiredo, D. Silva Matos, J.C. Marques

part 6|88 pages

Tunnels and caverns (and pipelines)

chapter 47|9 pages

Linear models for the evaluation of the response of beams and frames to tunnelling

ByA. Franza, S. Acikgoz, M.J. DeJong

chapter 48|9 pages

Numerical modelling within a risk assessment process for excavations over a brick arch tunnel at Earls Court, London

ByB. Gilson, F. Mirada, C. Deplanche, M. Devriendt, M. Scotter, H. Jayawardena

chapter 49|8 pages

Numerical modelling strategy to accurately assess lining stresses in mechanized tunneling

ByA. de Lillis, V. De Gori, S. Miliziano

chapter 51|9 pages

Stress redistribution in the central pillar between twin tunnels

ByA.M.G. Pedro, J.C.D. Grazina, J. Almeida e Sousa

chapter 52|9 pages

Numerical analysis of interaction behavior of yielding supports in squeezing ground

ByA.-L. Hammer, R. Hasanpour, C. Hoffmann, M. Thewes

chapter 54|8 pages

Numerical analysis of old masonry vaults of the Paris subway tunnels

ByE. Bourgeois, O. Moreno Regan, A.S. Colas, P. Chatellier, J.F. Douroux, A. Desbordes

chapter 55|8 pages

Investigation of the response of bored tunnels to seismic fault movement

ByK. Tsiripidou, K. Georgiadis

chapter 56|8 pages

Numerical study on water-jet cutting technique applied in underground coal mines

ByW.L. Gong, Y.X. Sun, X. Gao, J.L. Feng, Z.H. Li, L.R. Sousa, G.X. Xie

part 7|89 pages

Ground improvement and reinforcement

chapter 57|7 pages

A new method for finite element modelling of prefabricated vertical drains

ByA.M. Lester, G.P. Kouretzis, S.W. Sloan

chapter 58|6 pages

Finite element modelling of reinforced road pavements with geogrids

ByJ. Neves, M. Goncalves

chapter 59|6 pages

Optimal design of reinforced slopes

ByJavier Gonzalez-Castejon, Colin Smith

chapter 60|7 pages

Simulation of a jet injection into an elastic perfectly-plastic soil using uGIMP

ByDaniel Ribeiro, João Ribas Maranha, Rafaela Cardoso

chapter 61|7 pages

Numerical modelling of limit load increase due to shear band enhancement

ByK.-F. Seitz, J. Grabe

chapter 62|8 pages

Finite element modelling of rigid inclusion ground improvement

ByK. Lôdôr, B. Môczâr

chapter 65|8 pages

Finite element analysis of performance of bearing reinforcement earth wall

ByS. Horpibulsuk, P. Witchayaphong, C. Suksiripattanapong, A. Arulrajah, R. Rachan

chapter 66|8 pages

Numerical studies on the influence of column reinforcements with soil-binders on railway tracks

ByA. Paixão, A. Francisco, E. Fortunato, J.N. Varandas

chapter 68|5 pages

The effect of non-linear soil behavior on mixed traffic railway lines

ByK. Dong, O. Laghrouche, D.P. Connolly, P.K. Woodward, P. Alves Costa

part 8|97 pages

Offshore geotechnical engineering

chapter 70|8 pages

Numerical method for evaluation of excess pore pressure build-up at cyclically loaded offshore foundations

ByMartin Achmus, Jann-Eike Saathoff, Klaus Thieken

chapter 71|8 pages

Stiffness of monopile foundations under un- and reloading conditions

ByKlaus Thieken, Martin Achmus, Jann-Eike Saathoff, Johannes Albiker, Mauricio Terceros

chapter 72|8 pages

3D FE dynamic modelling of offshore wind turbines in sand: Natural frequency evolution in the pre-to after-storm transition

ByEvangelos Kementzetzidis, Willem Geert Versteijlen, Axel Nernheim, Federico Pisanò

chapter 74|9 pages

One-dimensional finite element analysis of the soil plug in open-ended piles under axial load

ByT.M. Joseph, H.J. Burd, G.T. Houlsby, P. Taylor

chapter 76|7 pages

Behaviour of laterally loaded pile

ByA. Ahayan, B. Cerfontaine, F. Collin, P. Kotronis

chapter 77|9 pages

Modelling of the lateral loading of bucket foundations in sand using hydro-mechanical interface elements

ByB. Cerfontaine, R. Charlier, F. Collin

chapter 78|6 pages

Effect of scour on the behavior of a combined loaded monopile in sand

ByQ. Li, L.J. Prendergast, A. Askarinejad, K. Gavin

chapter 79|6 pages

Nonlinear finite-element analysis of soil-pipe interaction for laterally-loaded buried offshore pipelines

ByH.E.M. Mallikarachchi, L. Pelecanos, K. Soga

part 9|82 pages

Propagation of vibrations and mitigation measures

chapter 81|6 pages

Dynamic soil excitation from railway tunnels

ByP. Bucinskas, L.V. Andersen

chapter 84|8 pages

Experimental validation of a 3D FEM numerical model for railway vibrations

ByJ. Fernández Ruiz, P. Alves Costa

chapter 85|10 pages

Probabilistic assessment of ground-vibration transfer in layered soil

ByL.V. Andersen, P. Bucinskas, P. Person

chapter 86|10 pages

Determining the railway critical speed by using static FEM calculations

ByJ. Estaire, I. Crespo-Chacón

chapter 87|7 pages

Stress path evolution in the ground due to railway traffic. Comparison between ballasted and ballastless track systems

ByA. Ramos, A.G. Correia, R. Calçada, P. Alves Costa

chapter 89|9 pages

Numerical modelling of vibration mitigation due to subway railway traffic

ByP. Lopes, P. Alves Costa, A. Silva Cardoso, R. Calçada, J. Fernández

chapter 90|8 pages

Mitigation of vibration induced by railway traffic through soil buried inclusions: A numerical study

ByA. Castanheira-Pinto, P. Alves Costa, L. Godinho, P. Amado-Mendes