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By Krzysztof Wilmanski (auth.), Professor Dr. Dimitrios Kolymbas (eds.)

Geomechanics is the mechanics of geomaterials, i.e. soils and rocks, and offers with attention-grabbing difficulties equivalent to settlements, balance of excavations, tunnels and offshore systems, landslides, earthquakes and liquefaction. This edited e-book offers fresh mathematical and computational instruments and types to explain and simulate such difficulties in Geomechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. It incorporates a number of contributions emanating from the 3 Euroconferences GeoMath ("Mathematical equipment in Geomechanics") that have been held among 2000 and 2002 in Innsbruck/Austria and Horto/Greece.

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It is essentially the same as the orthogonality postulate of Ziegler (1977, 1983). It is a stronger statement than the second law of thermodynamics, which is a statement that dissipation is always positive. The orthogonality postulate is effectively an assumption that not only is energy dissipated, but that it is dissipated at a maximal rate, subject to any relevant constraints. This is not only an appealing physical concept, but also has far-reaching theoretical consequences. The appropriateness or otherwise of the stronger statement can only be measured by the consequences for models that embody it, but the author knows of no clear counterexamples to the postulate.

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If rate-dependent behaviour is to be specified, then the yield function is no longer a homogeneous first order function, and in this case the expression for the generalised stress becomes: χij = d ∂d ˙ kl ∂α ˙ kl α ∂d ∂ α˙ ij (5) ∂d α˙ kl , which is unity in the case of a rate∂ α˙ kl independent material, has to be introduced so that the equation χij α˙ ij = d is satisfied (as it must be from thermodynamic considerations). In this case d no longer serves as a potential for the generalised stress, but is said to be a pseudopotential.

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