Selected Papers on Soil Mechanics

Selected Papers on Soil Mechanics

In making the selection of papers we aimed to show Skempton's breadth of interest and achievement in the general field of soil mechanics and to include papers that the practising engineer , research worker and student will find of value ...

Author: A. W. Skempton

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 072770205X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 374

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A selection of papers by Professor AW Skempton, aiming to show his breadth of achievement in the field of soilmechanics. The chosen papers are reproduced chronologically, most of them falling into three subject groups: soil properties, stability of slopes, and foundations. This collection is useful to engineers, research workers, and students.
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Selected Geotechnical Papers of James K Mitchell

Selected Geotechnical Papers of James K  Mitchell

Duncan , J. M. , and Campanella , R. G. , " The Effect of Temperature Changes During Undrained Tests , " Report TE - 65-10 , U. S. Army Engrs . Waterways Experiment Sta . , Soil Mechanics and Bituminous Materials Research Lab .

Author: James K. Mitchell

Publisher: ASCE Publications

ISBN: 0784474990

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 948

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Sponsored by the Geo-Institute of ASCE. This collections contains 35 key papers by James K. Mitchell during his extraordinary career as a geotechnical engineer.Ø In addition to teaching, Mitchell's career encompassed geotechnical projects ranging from research on hazardous waste landfill stability at Kettleman Hills in California, to lunar soil analysis for NASA Apollo Missions, to working with the Mayor of San Francisco following the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Science. Topics include: experimental and analytic studies of soil behavior related to geotechnical and geo-environmental problems; soil improvement and ground reinforcement, physicochemical phenomena in soils, the stress-strain time behavior of soils, in situ measurement of soil properties, and mitigation of ground failure risk during earthquakes. ASCE's Engineering Classics series presents selected papers of lasting importance by eminent engineers who have made outstanding contributions to their field.
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The Emergence of Unsaturated Soil Mechanics

The Emergence of Unsaturated Soil Mechanics

The Emergence of Unsaturated Soil Mechanics is an assemblage of selected papers dealing with unsaturated soil mechanics that have been authored or co-authored by D.G. Fredlund. The substance of these papers documents the milestones of ...

Author: National Research Council Canada

Publisher: NRC Research Press

ISBN: 9780660172569

Category: Electronic books

Page: 752

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This publication is an assemblage of selected papers that have been authored or co-authored by D.G. Fredlund. The substance of these papers documents the milestones of both the science of unsaturated soil mechanincs and the career of the author during his tenure as a faculty member in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada.
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Selected Papers in the Hydrologic Sciences 1986

Selected Papers in the Hydrologic Sciences  1986

Sigafoos , R.S. , 1964 , Botanical evidence of floods and floodplain deposition : U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 485 - A , P. Al - A33 . Skempton , A.W. , 1953 , Soil mechanics in relation to geology : Yorkshire Geological ...

Author: Seymour Subitzky


ISBN: UCR:31210012730857

Category: Hydrology

Page: 154

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Categories: Hydrology

Soil Mechanics and Transport in Porous Media

Soil Mechanics and Transport in Porous Media

Selected Works of G. de Josselin de Jong Ruud J. Schotting, Hans C.J. van Duijn, Arnold Verruijt. Soil Mechanics 3.1 Introduction to Soil Mechanics The most important papers by Professor G. de Josselin de Jong on soil mechanics can be ...

Author: Ruud J. Schotting

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402036293

Category: Science

Page: 364

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"This book contains an overview of the most relevant scientific contributions of Gerard de Josselin de Jong to the development of both Soil Mechanics and Transport in Porous Media. The volume comprises a selection of papers by de Josselin de Jong as they were published in the international scientific literature. In addition, some unpublished, but highly relevant work has been included. The selected papers were published in the period 1950-1990. They clearly demonstrate the development of ideas and the profound contributions of de Josselin de Jong." "This volume is intended for scientists, and engineers, working in geohydrology, geotechnical engineering, soil mechanics, environmental engineering, and transport in porous media. In addition, the volume will be of interest to students studying one of the aforementioned fields."--Jacket.
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Micro to MACRO Mathematical Modelling in Soil Mechanics

Micro to MACRO Mathematical Modelling in Soil Mechanics

This volume collects selected papers from the Symposium on Micro to Macro Mathematical Modelling in Soil Mechanicsheld in Reggio Calabria at the Università Mediterranea from May 29th to June 1st, 2018. The symposium was the fourth of a ...

Author: Pasquale Giovine

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319994741

Category: Mathematics

Page: 418

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This special issue collects selected contributions (excluding general lectures) of a Symposium on "Micro to MACRO Mathematical Modelling in Soil Mechanics", which took place at the University of Reggio Calabria, Italy, from May 29th to June 1st, 2018. The Symposium provided an opportunity to enhance the scientific debate on the construction of mathematical models for the description of the physical behaviour of soils, as well as on the suggestions provided by the micro-mechanical observation of the matter. The focus was on the comparison between the appropriateness of models and the need of mathematics to obtain rigorous results, which involves know-how from applied mathematical physics, geotechnical engineering and mechanics of solids. The contributions were selected by the Editors and the other Members of the Scientific Committee of the Symposium: Gianfranco Capriz (Pisa, Roma), Claudio di Prisco (Milan), Wolfgang Ehlers (Stuttgart), James T. Jenkins (Cornell), Stefan Luding (Twente), David Muir Wood (Dundee), Kenichi Soga (Berkeley).
Categories: Mathematics

Earth Pressure

Earth Pressure

Main Works: Alexandre Collin (1808-1890), pioneer in soil mechanics (1945-1947); Earth pressure and the stability of ... mechanics (1981c); Engineering in the Port of London, 1808-1834 (1981-1982); Selected Papers on Soil Mechanics.

Author: Achim Hettler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9783433032237

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 410

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The subject of earth pressure is one of the oldest and most extensive chapters in soil mechanics and foundation engineering and is one of the pillars of structural engineering. First the development of earth pressure theory is comprehensively described. The descriptions range from the first approaches to the determination of earth pressure through continuum mechanical earth pressure models to the integration of earth pressure research into the disciplinary structure of geotechnics. The main part of the book comprises a selection of current calculation basics. The aim is to provide a collection of working instructions for foundation and structural engineers in construction companies, consultants and in building supervision as well as students. In order to further theoretical understanding, the essential basics of the determination of earth pressure are first presented. Then the most important processes for active and passive earth pressure and at-rest earth pressure for practical application are dealt with, with spatial effects also being taken into account. The book sets out to provide brief information about rarely encountered questions with references to further literature. In recent years, the dependency of earth pressure on displacement has been paid ever more attention. This applies not just to the passive but also to the active case. Questions are repeatedly passed to the DIN committee "calculation processes". A selection of these is dealt with in the commentary to DIN 4085, which came out in September 2018. The history of earth pressure theory is supplemented by 40 selected short biographies of scientists and practical engineers, who have taken up the subject and further developed it over the years. The book also has two appendices with terms, formula symbols and indices as well as earth pressure tables.
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A Century of Soil Mechanics Classic Papers on Soil Mechanics Published by the Institution of Civil Engineers 1844 1946

A Century of Soil Mechanics  Classic Papers on Soil Mechanics Published by the Institution of Civil Engineers  1844 1946

EDITORS ' PREFACE a This volume aims to trace the thread that links earlier British studies with the techniques and principles of modern soil mechanics . It contains a selection of papers published by the Institution of Civil Engineers ...


Publisher: Great George St S.W. 1 Institution of Civil Engineers

ISBN: UCAL:B4177116

Category: Soil mechanics

Page: 502

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Categories: Soil mechanics

The History of the Theory of Structures

The History of the Theory of Structures

... [Skempton] Collection of Works on Soil Mechanics 1764–1950 [1981/1]; John Smeaton FRS [1981/2]; Landmarks in early soil mechanics [1981/3]; Engineering in the Port of London, 1808–1834 [1981–1982]; Selected Papers on Soil Mechanics.

Author: Karl-Eugen Kurrer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9783433609149

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1242

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Ten years after the publication of the first English edition of The History of the Theory of Structures, Dr. Kurrer now gives us a much enlarged second edition with a new subtitle: Searching for Equilibrium. The author invites the reader to take part in a journey through time to explore the equilibrium of structures. That journey starts with the emergence of the statics and strength of materials of Leonardo da Vinci and Galileo, and reaches its first climax with Coulomb's structural theories for beams, earth pressure and arches in the late 18th century. Over the next 100 years, Navier, Culmann, Maxwell, Rankine, Mohr, Castigliano and Müller-Breslau moulded theory of structures into a fundamental engineering science discipline that - in the form of modern structural mechanics - played a key role in creating the design languages of the steel, reinforced concrete, aircraft, automotive and shipbuilding industries in the 20th century. In his portrayal, the author places the emphasis on the formation and development of modern numerical engineering methods such as FEM and describes their integration into the discipline of computational mechanics. Brief insights into customary methods of calculation backed up by historical facts help the reader to understand the history of structural mechanics and earth pressure theory from the point of view of modern engineering practice. This approach also makes a vital contribution to the teaching of engineers. Dr. Kurrer manages to give us a real feel for the different approaches of the players involved through their engineering science profiles and personalities, thus creating awareness for the social context. The 260 brief biographies convey the subjective aspect of theory of structures and structural mechanics from the early years of the modern era to the present day. Civil and structural engineers and architects are well represented, but there are also biographies of mathematicians, physicists, mechanical engineers and aircraft and ship designers. The main works of these protagonists of theory of structures are reviewed and listed at the end of each biography. Besides the acknowledged figures in theory of structures such as Coulomb, Culmann, Maxwell, Mohr, Müller-Breslau, Navier, Rankine, Saint-Venant, Timoshenko and Westergaard, the reader is also introduced to G. Green, A. N. Krylov, G. Li, A. J. S. Pippard, W. Prager, H. A. Schade, A. W. Skempton, C. A. Truesdell, J. A. L. Waddell and H. Wagner. The pioneers of the modern movement in theory of structures, J. H. Argyris, R. W. Clough, T. v. Kármán, M. J. Turner and O. C. Zienkiewicz, are also given extensive biographical treatment. A huge bibliography of about 4,500 works rounds off the book. New content in the second edition deals with earth pressure theory, ultimate load method, an analysis of historical textbooks, steel bridges, lightweight construction, theory of plates and shells, Green's function, computational statics, FEM, computer-assisted graphical analysis and historical engineering science. The number of pages now exceeds 1,200 - an increase of 50% over the first English edition. This book is the first all-embracing historical account of theory of structures from the 16th century to the present day.
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Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering

Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering

Spain ABSTRACT A very brief selection of the four selected papers is presented. ... Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and ... At the same time, the quality of the accepted works was quite uneven.

Author: A. Anagnostopoulos

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9781614991991

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 664

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This publication contains the papers presented at the 15th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ECSMGE), held in Athens, Greece. Considerable progress has been made in recent decades in understanding the engineering behavior of those hard soils and weak rocks that clearly fall into either the field of soil or of rock mechanics, and there have been important developments in design and construction methods to cope with them. Progress would be even more desirable, however, for those materials which fall into the ‘grey’ area between soils and rocks. They present particular challenges due to their diversity, the difficulties and problems arising in their identification and classification, their sampling and testing and in the establishment of suitable models to adequately describe their behavior. The publication aims to provide an updated overview of the existing worldwide knowledge of the geological features, engineering properties and behavior of such hard soils and weak rocks, with particular reference to the design and construction methods and problems associated with these materials. Part 4 was published post-conference and includes Conference Reports.
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