The second part of this reference set includes more information on the distinct element method, geotechnical optimization analysis and reliability analysis. Information about relevant additional numerical methods is also provided in each chapter with problems where applicable. The authors have also presented different computer programs associated with the materials in this book set which will be useful to students learning how to apply the models explained in the text into practical situations when designing structures in locations with specific soil and rock settings.
This reference book set is a suitable textbook primer for civil engineering students as it provides a basic introduction to different numerical methods (classical and modern) in comprehensive readable volumes.
About the Author:
Prof. Cheng Y. M. is affiliated with School of Civil Engineering, Qingdao University of Technology, China, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hong Kong and Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. He has participated in the Foundation Code 2017 and the Foundation Handbook for Hong Kong. Prof Cheng is the member of various professional bodies as well as advisor to several government departments. Apart from research, he has contributed in various large scale construction projects in Hong Kong, Macau, China, Taiwan, Europe, Egypt and Australia.
To date, Prof. Cheng has published 7 books and has received 3 Best Paper Award from different journals. Prof. Cheng has also developed several patents which include SLOPE 2000, SLOPE3D, PLATE, GeoSuite, IOT monitoring system.
Keywords: Geotechnical engineering, engineer, computer codes, computational method, geotechnical problems, structural/geotechnical analysis, Numerical Methods, bearing capacity, slope stability, lateral earth pressure problems, plasticity equation, Civil Engineering