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CIVE 5503 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7107) Numerical Methods in Geomechanics

Advanced theories of soil and rock behaviour. Plasticity models. Generalized failure criteria. Critical state and cap models. Dilatancy effects. Associative and non-associative flow rules. Hardening rules. Consolidation, visco-elasticity, creep behaviour. Finite element formulation. Iterative schemes. Time marching schemes. Solution of typical boundary value problems.
Prerequisite(s): CIVE 5101, CIVE 5103, or permission of the Department.