Advances in Geotechnical Engineering: The Skempton Conference, Volume 1
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.
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The making of the Skempton Archive
Alec W Skempton and Laurits Bjerrum A longtime friendship
Skemptons contribution to engineering geology particularly of
some thoughts on the historical work
Developments in understanding soil behaviour
Load carrying capacity of foundations
some comments on the design and analysis
Ground performance and building response due to tunnelling
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