APPLICATION OF GEOTECHNICS TO THE SOLUTION OF ENGINEERING PROBLEMS - ESSENTIAL PRELIMINARY STEPS TO RELATE THE STRUCTURE TO THE SOIL WHICH PROVIDES ITS SUPPORT

The approach to designs involving the application of soil mechanics involves a good understanding of the problems of both structure and site. Geology, geomorphology and landforming processes are important facets to such understanding but the ultimate design decisions rest on a sound application of good engineering judgement. This paper presents a simple and pragmatic view of soil mechanics design. Considerable call is made on the principles employed by Terzaghi and Hvorslev in their approaches to such engineering problems of structure and soil. These serve to remind engineers that they should strive to maintenan a balanced view at all times. /Author/TRRL/

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 571-589
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 64
    • Issue Number: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189525
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1979 12:00AM