After recalling that the aim of geotechnics is to enable adequate foundations to be built, the author studies (1) the physico-chemical characteristics of soil (skeleton, effects of pore water, settlements under load, weathering of rocks); (2) the mechanical characteristics of soil (elasticity and failure, friction and stress); measurement of shear strength; strength of loose soil: clay, sand, gravel, silt; liquefaction of loose soil; strength of fissured and non-fissured rocks; use of loose soil as construction materials: reinforced earth and compacted soil; dispersion of test results; soil mechanics; (3) underground flow (water tables, principles of the study of underground flows, filtration wells, dewatering of excavations, effect of underground flow); (4) explosions, earthquakes, effect of soil vibrations on structures, foundations for vibratory machines. Three appendices and an extensive bibliography are included. /TRRL/

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    61 Boulevard Saint-Germain
    Paris,   France 
  • Authors:
    • Cambefort, H
  • Publication Date: 1971


  • French

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 368 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096684
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chausees (LCPC)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1975 12:00AM