Sudoku and Geotechnical Solutions: Lessons from a Parallel Universe of Limited Data

by Burt Look, Ph.D., (M.ASCE), Principal Geotechnical Engineer; Foundation Specialist Group, Australia,,

Serial Information: Geo-Strata —Geo Institute of ASCE, 2014, Vol. 18, Issue 6, Pg. 56-60

Document Type: Feature article


Geotechnical engineering relies on data to reduce risk. We infer, interpolate, and extrapolate based on often limited data with time and cost constraints also at work. Similarly, solving a Sudoku puzzle relies on seeing data relationships, but without time and cost constraints.

Subject Headings: Geohazards | Benefit cost ratios | Geotechnical engineering | Geotechnical data | Computing in civil engineering


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