Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

American Society of Civil Engineers

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-177-0 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-177-4 (ISBN-10), 1978, Soft Cover, Pg. 1599
3 vol.
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Conference information: ASCE Geotechnical Engineering Div. Specialty Conference | Pasadena, California, United States | June 19-21, 1978

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


The Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics is the tenth in a series of Specialty Conferences sponsored by the ASCE Geotechnical Division (formerly the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division). The first such conference was held in 1960. Succeeding conferences have been held at 1 to 4 year intervals and have dealt with a wide range of geotechnical topics each of which has emphasized a particular aspect of soil behavior, primarily under static loading. All previous conferences were held at Unversities and were administered by University Continuing Education Departments, under the guidance of specially appointed Task Committees from the ASCE Geotechnical Engineering Division. This 1978 Conference marks the first to specialize in soil dynamics problems. It is also the first such conference to be held away from any University campus and the first to be managed by a Conference Director from the ASCE Headquarters in New York City. However, like all previous specialty conferences in the series, this conference was planned and organized by a specially appointed task committee of the Geotechnical Engineering Division. In order to provide a program with both breadth and depth appropriate to the central theme, the Task Committee enlisted the cosponsorship and assistance of a great many organizations and individuals. This volume of formal papers and the post conference volume of discussion material generated at the conference represents only a small part of the combined effort from the countless willing people that have contributed to the success of the meeting.

Subject Headings: Soil dynamics | Geotechnical engineering | Earthquakes | Earthquake engineering | Engineering mechanics | Professional societies | Soil properties | Static loads


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