Cet ouvrage présente de manière unifiée les concepts et les méthodes permettant d'une part de caractériser et modéliser le comportement hydro-mécanique et la stabilité du sol et d'autre part de calculer les actions exercées par le sol sur les ouvrages géotechniques qui sont utiles pour leur dimensionnement.
Il propose une approche fondée sur la mécanique des milieux continus et poreux et sur la théorie du calcul à la rupture.
Cette nouvelle édition propose une nouvelle partie consacrée aux outils numériques et logiciels pour le calcul à la rupture des ouvrages. Elle constitue un support indispensable aux ingénieurs et techniciens du BTP.
"Il n'y a pas de phrases, si éloquentes soient-elles, qui puissent exprimer toute la passion, toute la fougue, toute la folie, que contiennent ces deux mots notre amour. Nous goûtons à de telles extases qu'on serait inhabile à les vouloir conter!" Cette correspondance érotique des années 20, découverte par hasard par Jean-Yves Berthault, ancien ambassadeur, dévoile la folle passion d'une femme pour son jeune amant. Un trésor épistolaire écrit dans une langue recherchée, souvent crue et d'une grande modernité. L'audace des mots, la transgression, s'imposent en même temps que celles des gestes, et si Mademoiselle S. nous fait partager ses fantasmes les plus fous, elle nous révèle avant tout une magnifique et tragique histoire d'amour.
A collection of long lost love letters from 1928 to 1930, recently discovered in a dusty cellar in Paris.Mademoiselle S., identified here only as Simone, was a well-educated and cultured lady living in Paris at the height of the glamorous roaring twenties. Simone's letters to her married lover Charles express her desires, fears, anxieties and fantasies, and through them we become intimately acquainted with an extraordinary woman whose sexual appetite knew no bounds, and with an obsessive and destructive love that was taken to extremes.Driven to increasing lengths to gain satisfaction, Simone may be seen as a woman ahead of her time, whose unconventional attitude challenges our preconceptions of female sexuality during this era, and was ultimately her downfall. The Passion of Mademoiselle S. paints a vivid portrait of a violently passionate love affair that evolves in shocking and unexpected ways. Framed by illuminating insights from their editor, Jean-Yves Berthault, this correspondence opens a window into another time and another life, and a woman whose voice echoes down the century and still resonates today.
A literary erotic treasure: the recently discovered letters that chronicle the passionate affair of a young woman in Paris in 1928 While helping a friend clear out an old apartment in Paris, diplomat Jean-Yves Berthault came upon a leather portfolio that contained a collection of handwritten letters. After reading the first one, Berthault realized that he had stumbled upon an extraordinary correspondence--a charged and passionate epistolary love affair that brought to mind the French erotic classics The Story of O, Justine, and Delta of Venus. He began to piece together clues. The letters were from Simone, a well-to-do, unmarried Parisian woman, to her younger, married lover, Charles. Written between 1928 and 1930, they tell the story of an illicit love affair that sparked a sexual awakening for both lovers. As the affair intensifies, Simone becomes obsessed with Charles, even as he begins to grow more distant. As her hunger deepens, she pushes him beyond all boundaries into dangerous and forbidden realms, in an effort to keep him enthralled. With each broken taboo, Charles submits--until their last fateful encounter. The Passion of Mademoiselle S. is an erotic tour de force. In language that is by turns elegant, impassioned, and surprisingly graphic, these love letters are a portrait of a sexual and psychological obsession. Berthault’s notes on the period add dimension and context to the correspondence. But it is the voice of Simone--that of a sensual, vulnerable, and curiously modern woman--that comes through most vibrantly and echoes down the centuries. Praise for The Passion of Mademoiselle S. “The steamiest erotic text ever.”--Le Parisien From the Hardcover edition.
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