Chapter 1: Introduction [第一章 引言]

Chapter 2: Soil Shear–the Phenomenological Model [第二章 土壤剪切应力——唯象模型]

Chapter 3: Soil Shear–the Physical Model (Part 1) [第三章 土壤剪切应力——物理模型（第一部分）]

Chapter 4: Soil Shear–the Physical Model (Part 2) [第四章 土壤剪切应力——物理模型（第二部分）]

Chapter 5: Soil Shear–Strain-Rate Effects [第五章 土壤剪切应力——应变率效应]

Chapter 6: Consolidation Compression–The Generalized Model [第六章 固结压缩——广义模型]

Chapter 7: Viscosity and Secondary Consolidation in One-Dimensional Loading [第七章 固结压缩——蠕变和粘度]

Chapter 8: Finite Element Analysis Using DSSM [第八章 路堤的有限元分析]

Chapter 9: Conclusion [第九章 结论]

Appendix 1: The Poisson Process for Soil Deformation [附录1：土体变形的泊松过程]

Appendix 2: Analytical Solution to Approximated DSSM Model [附录2： DSSM模型近似解析解]

Appendix 3: Deconstructing Elasto-Plastic CSSM Models [附录 3：拆析CSSM弹塑性模型]

[附录4：采访曾从师于著名土力学学者Arthur Casagrande，前哈佛大学土壤力学教授Steve J. Poulos博士（2014年3月1日）]

Let me introduce myself. I am Olgha from * (Georgia). I am a PhD student at the *. My thesis topic relates to the field of soil mechanics. I recently won a grant from the * Science Foundation. My Work programme includes a training course in one of the leading foreign university.

On the Internet I found information that your university has short-term training courses in soil mechanics (Soil / Geotechnical).

Please let me know how I can participate in these training courses. For me the most acceptable period is March – June 2014.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely yours,

Olgha *

PhD student

Dear Olgha,

Thank you most kindly for your inquiry. Unfortunately, I am not associated with a university , but am a private consultant. In short, I don’t think I meet the requirements you mention.

Nonetheless, I do hope to teach a course on DSSM to interested students and should I have sufficient requests by June, I will let you know in case you are still interested.

I wish you the very best in your PhD studies.

Sincerely

Paul Joseph