Application of Numerical Methods to Geotechnical Problems: by Annamaria Cividini (eds.)

By Annamaria Cividini (eds.)

The NUMGE98 convention introduced jointly senior and younger researchers, scientists and practising engineers from ecu and in a foreign country international locations, to proportion their wisdom and event at the a variety of features of the research of Geotechnical difficulties via Numerical equipment. The papers tackle a extensive spectrum of geotechnical difficulties, together with tunnels and underground openings, shallow and deep foundations, slope balance, seepage and consolidation, partly saturated soils, geothermal results, constitutive modelling, etc.

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In the author's implementation MINRES uses somewhat more memory for vectors - 12 @ NEQ-long vectors compared with CG's 9. Q matrix arises from non-associated elastoplasticity. In such cases, as explained by Greenbaum (1997) for example, error minimisation is much more complicated than it was for symmetric systems. It can be shown that in exact arithmetic the CG and MINRES algorithms lead to an optimal approximation in order (NEQ) operations in addition to the matrix-vector multiplication with no additional storage of intermediate approximation vectors.

Tunnel in London clay. Measured inner radial movements along vertical and horizontal axes (Attewell and Farmer, 1974). to include these effects, the use of an exponent in the denominator of the settlement profile equation (33) was proposed (Sagaseta, 1988; Oteo and Sagaseta, 1996). 3 Application In Fig. 12 the three above expressions (30, 35 and 36) for the settlement troughs are compared. They give very similar results when appropriate values are taken for their respective parameters, i/h, p and a.

M. Smith 5 ITERATIVE ALGORITHMS The conjugate gradient method, including preconditioning, is well known to engineers but a considerable volume of literature has been developed over the past 10 years or so on alternative algorithms, in particular MINRES, BiCGSTAB and GMRES - all potentially with preconditioning. Texts by Kelley (1995) and Greenbaum (1997) give details. Strictly speaking, CG should only be used when matrix A is symmetric and positive definite. Inspection of equations (9) and (10} shows than an A matrix assembled from these element submatrices would not possess this property due to the negative terms associated with KP.

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