Terzaghi Lectures: 1974-1982

by
Executive Committee of the Geotechnical Engineering Division of ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-532-7 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-532-X (ISBN-10), 1986, Soft Cover, Pg. viii, 435
22 cm.
GSP Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP) 1
Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.


Document Type: Book

Abstract:

Sponsored by the Executive Committee of the Geotechnical Engineering Division of ASCE.

This Geotechnical Special Publication contains eight lectures given between 1974 and 1983 in honor of Karl Terzaghi and representing diverse aspects of geotechnical engineering and engineering geology.

Topics include: the relationship of geology and geotechnical engineering and how a study of the geology of engineering sites is an important starting point for all geotechnical site studies; effects of dynamic soil properties on soil-structure interaction; bearing capacity and settlement of pile foundations; design and construction of drilled shafts; evaluating calculated risk in geotechnical engineering; proposal for the establishment of a national center for investigating civil engineering failures, with several case studies; pre-Columbian earth construction in the Americas and technological developments between 2,500 and 500 years ago; and recent progress in the design and construction of concrete-face rockfill dams.

The 1978 lecture by the late N.M. Newmark is not included.



Subject Headings: Geohazards | Distinguished engineers | Construction sites | Geotechnical engineering | Case studies | Site investigation | Soil dynamics | Geology

 

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