Advances in Geotechnical Engineering: The Skempton Conference, Volume 1

Front Cover
R. J. Jardine, D. M. Potts, K. G. Higgins
Thomas Telford, 2004 - Science - 1400 pages
The main body of the first volume is taken up by five major keynote papers written by a team of international experts, that survey the enormous advances that have taken place in geotechnical engineering since Skempton's pioneering early work. The second volume contains more than 80 articles that report recent research and advances in practice from around the world. The papers focus on the broad range of geotechnical issues, that most interested Professor Skempton, and are grouped under the headings of: - Soil behaviour, characterisation and modelling - Foundations - Slopes and embankments - Ground performance - The influence of geology on civil engineering.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

The making of the Skempton Archive
3
Mangla revisited
9
Alec W Skempton and Laurits Bjerrum A longtime friendship
18
Skemptons contribution to engineering geology particularly of
25
some thoughts on the historical work
36
a geological
67
Developments in understanding soil behaviour
103
Load carrying capacity of foundations
207
some comments on the design and analysis
241
Ground performance and building response due to tunnelling
291
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information