NON-ENGINEERING ELEMENTS IN FACTORS OF SAFETY IN SOIL AND FOUNDATION ENGINEERING

AS IN OTHER FIELDS, VARIOUS ELEMENTS ARE CONSIDERED IN CHOOSING A SAFETY FACTOR IN SOILS AND FOUNDATION ENGINEERING. THE ENGINEERING ELEMENTS USUALLY CONSIDERED ARE THE FORCES CAUSING STRESSES AND STRAINS IN MATERIALS AND THE RESISTING FORCES OF THOSE MATERIALS. A SAFETY FACTOR IS CHOSEN COMMENSURATE WITH THE ACCURACY AND RELIABILITY OF ANALYZING THESE FORCES. DURING OR FOLLOWING THESE ANALYSES, NON-ENGINEERING ELEMENTS MODIFYING THIS SAFETY FACTOR ARE OR SHOULD BE CONSIDERED. THESE MAY INCLUDE ECONOMIC, SOCIOLOGICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, AND POLITICAL ELEMENTS. THEY MAY BE MIXED TOGETHER IN CERTAIN CASES OR CLEARLY SEPARATE. USUALLY SOME ARE ABSENT. MOST CANNOT BE QUANTITATIVELY PREDICTED. NUMEROUS CASES ARE DESCRIBED TO ILLUSTRATE THESE NON-ENGINEERING ELEMENTS. /AUTHOR/

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    • Paper sponsored by Ad Hoc Committee on Factors of Safety in Soil Engineering and presented at the 48th Annual Meeting.
  • Authors:
    • Keene, Philip
  • Discussers:
    • Moulton, Lyle K
    • Schaub, James H
    • Keene, Philip
  • Publication Date: 1969

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 1-8
  • Monograph Title: Symposium: Safety Factors in Soil Engineering
  • Serial:

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  • Accession Number: 00232664
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 2:44AM