Practical prediction and engineering calculations are traditionally based on total stress approaches, but there is an argument that realistic prediction of the behaviour of soil masses can only be achieved when the model considers the interaction of the soil skeleton and the pore fluid. This text presents the basis of this computational approach applied to earthquake engineering. "Computational Soil Dynamics Applied to Earthquake Engineering" presents in a single volume the basis of the computational approaches required by a wide range of practitioners and engineering students. This computational approach avoids erroneous predictions, and can be used by engineers for earthquake response analysis. Practical computer codes are available for both practitioners and researchers and form the basis of future engineering computations and the prediction of behaviour for important soil problems.
Olgierd Cecil Zienkiewicz, CBE, FREng, FRS was a British academic of Polish descent, mathematician, and civil engineer. He was born in Caterham, England. He was one of the early pioneers of the finite element method. Since his first paper in 1947 dealing with numerical approximation to the stress analysis of dams, he published nearly 600 papers and wrote or edited more than 25 books.