Karl Terzaghi

Karl Terzaghi
Author: Richard E. Goodman
Publsiher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers
Total Pages: 340
Release: 1999
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 0784403643

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Richard Goodman illuminates the professional and personal life of Karl Terzaghi, a leading civil engineer of the 20th century and widely known as the father of soil mechanics.

American Jews with Czechoslovak Roots

American Jews with Czechoslovak Roots
Author: Miloslav Rechcigl Jr.
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2018-06-19
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781546238935

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This is a pioneering, comprehensive bibliography of existing publications relating to American Jews with ancestry in the former Czechoslovakia and its successor states, the Czech and the Slovak Republics, which has never before been attempted. Since only a few studies have been written on the subject, the present work has been extended to include biobibliography, in which area a plethora of papers and monographs exist. Consequently, this compendium can also be viewed as a comprehensive listing of biographical sources relating to American Jews with the Czechoslovak roots. As the reader will find out, they have been involved, practically, in every field of human endeavor, in numbers that surprise. As for the definition of Jews, the present work encompasses not only the individuals that have professed in Judaism but also the descendants of the former Jews who originally lived on the territory of the former Czechoslovakia, regardless of the generation or where they were born.

Czech American Bibliography

Czech American Bibliography
Author: Miloslav Rechcigl, Jr.
Publsiher: Author House
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2011-10-20
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781467026321

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This is a comprehensive bibliography of publications relating to Czechs in America, from the earliest time since the discovery of the New World to date, covering their settlement, community life and their contributions to their host country. Although emphasis is on English titles, including books, as well as articles, the relevant titles in Czech language have also been included, particularly in those areas where there is a paucity of English titles. English translations of the Czech titles were normally placed in parentheses. To assure maximum utility, the bibliography has been organized and classified into specific sectors by subject. Under most major headings, general surveys are listed first, followed by more specific categories, which have, in turn, been subdivided into subcategories. Individual entries in all sections are arranged chronologically. Under most subject areas separate biographical sections were added, comprising individuals of note in the respective fields. Apart from providing information on just about every aspect of human endeavor, it is hoped that it will induce serious students and scholars to do more work in areas that have not been adequately researched.

Geotechnical Problem Solving

Geotechnical Problem Solving
Author: John C. Lommler
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-01-26
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781119969075

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Devised with a focus on problem solving, Geotechnical Problem Solving bridges the gap between geotechnical and soil mechanics material covered in university Civil Engineering courses and the advanced topics required for practicing Civil, Structural and Geotechnical engineers. By giving newly qualified engineers the information needed to apply their extensive theoretical knowledge, and informing more established practitioners of the latest developments, this book enables readers to consider how to confidently approach problems having thought through the various options available. Where various competing solutions are proposed, the author systematically leads through each option, weighing up the benefits and drawbacks of each, to ensure the reader can approach and solve real-world problems in a similar manner The scope of material covered includes a range of geotechnical topics, such as soil classification, soil stresses and strength and soil self-weight settlement. Shallow and deep foundations are analyzed, including special articles on laterally loaded piles, retaining structures including MSE and Tieback walls, slope and trench stability for natural, cut and fill slopes, geotechnical uncertainty, and geotechnical LRFD (Load and Resistance Factor Design).

Comptes Rendus Du 15 me Congr s Europ en de M canique Des Sols de G otechnique la G otechnique Des Sols Indur s Roches Tendres

Comptes Rendus Du 15  me Congr  s Europ  en de M  canique Des Sols   de G  otechnique   la G  otechnique Des Sols Indur  s  Roches Tendres
Author: Andreas Anagnostopoulos,Michael Pachakis
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 664
Release: 2013-01-01
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781614991984

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Parts 1,2 and 3 available here.This publication contains the papers presented at the 15th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering ECSMGE, held in Athens, Greece. Considerable progress has been made in recent decades in understanding the engineering behavior of those hard soils and weak rocks that clearly fall into either the field of soil or of rock mechanics, and there have been important developments in design and construction methods to cope with them. Progress would be even more desirable, however, for those materials which fall into the grey area between soils and rocks. They present particular

Site Characterization in Karst and Pseudokarst Terraines

Site Characterization in Karst and Pseudokarst Terraines
Author: Richard C. Benson,Lynn B. Yuhr
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 421
Release: 2015-09-24
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9789401799249

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This book provides a practical strategy for obtaining a more complete and accurate geologic site characterization. The strategy and methods to characterize complex geologic settings are readily available. The strategy utilizes readily available technology, basic science and good, old-fashioned common sense resulting in a solid understanding of geologic and even karst or pseudokarst conditions. We provide an introduction to many off-the-shelf methods available for site characterization as well as examples of their application throughout the book. The purpose of a geologic site characterization is to understand the 3-dimensional geologic framework, along with the engineering and hydrologic properties of a site including any man-made impacts. A well-done site characterization is the cornerstone of all geotechnical, groundwater and environmental projects. The geologic conditions, particularly karst conditions, can significantly impact a site including its structural stability, groundwater pathways and potential for rapid transport or traps for contaminants. Once we have adequately characterized the geologic conditions can we carry our remediation, design and construction, model flow, and make risk assessments that are accurate and reliable.

Big Dams of the New Deal Era

Big Dams of the New Deal Era
Author: David P. Billington,Donald C. Jackson
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2017-04-20
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9780806157887

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The massive dams of the American West were designed to serve multiple purposes: improving navigation, irrigating crops, storing water, controlling floods, and generating hydroelectricity. Their construction also put thousands of people to work during the Great Depression. Only later did the dams’ baneful effects on river ecologies spark public debate. Big Dams of the New Deal Era tells how major water-storage structures were erected in four western river basins. David P. Billington and Donald C. Jackson reveal how engineering science, regional and national politics, perceived public needs, and a river’s natural features intertwined to create distinctive dams within each region. In particular, the authors describe how two federal agencies, the Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation, became key players in the creation of these important public works. By illuminating the mathematical analysis that supported large-scale dam construction, the authors also describe how and why engineers in the 1930s most often opted for massive gravity dams, whose design required enormous quantities of concrete or earth-rock fill for stability. Richly illustrated, Big Dams of the New Deal Era offers a compelling account of how major dams in the New Deal era restructured the landscape—both politically and physically—and why American society in the 1930s embraced them wholeheartedly.

Design of Foundation Systems

Design of Foundation Systems
Author: N. P. Kurian,Nainan P. Kurian
Publsiher: Alpha Science Int'l Ltd.
Total Pages: 830
Release: 2005
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 1842651277

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This textbook first published in 1992 now appearing in its third edition retains the best features from the earlier editions and adds significantly to the contents, which include developments in the 1990s.

Czech It Out

Czech It Out
Author: Miloslav Rechcigl, Jr.
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 906
Release: 2015-07-23
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9781504920711

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Czech it Out: Czech American Biography Sourcebook provides a wealth of information on a variety of sources relating to biographical information on notable Americans with Czech roots. Besides the national figures, also included are information sources on significant individuals at the state, regional, and local levels. Beyond that, we saw it fit to also incorporate ethnic information sources, which frequently contain a wealth of information on pioneer settlers and individuals active at the community level. Having in mind the interests of genealogists in individual families and their descendents, a listing has also been provided on family histories and genealogies. Even though Czechs have been living in the US practically since colonial times, no composite biographical dictionary exists about the accomplished Czech Americans. Biographical information about them is scattered in a plethora of sources, which are difficult to find and some are not readily accessible. The present author, who, literally, devoted several decades of his life to the study of Czech-American history, has canvassed hundreds of sources at national and local levels to identify, not only notable individuals but also pioneer settlers who played a significant role in the growth and development of the US. This publication should fill a great void in literature until a comprehensive biographical compendium about Czech Americans has been written.

Disturbed Soil Properties and Geotechnical Design

Disturbed Soil Properties and Geotechnical Design
Author: Andrew Noel Schofield
Publsiher: Thomas Telford
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2005
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 0727729829

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This is an easily accessible account of critical state of soil mechanics, geotechnical centrifuge testing and the original Cam-Clay model invented by the author.

Czechs Won t Get Lost in the World Let Alone in America

Czechs Won t Get Lost in the World  Let Alone in America
Author: Miloslav Rechcigl Jr.
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 896
Release: 2018-05-02
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781546238904

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This book features a panorama of the lives of selected personalities, whose roots had origin in the Czech lands and who, in the US, reached extraordinary success and who, with their activities, substantially influenced the growth and development of their new homeland. It is a saga of plain, as well as powerful, people whose influence and importance often exceeded the borders of the US. A great portion of included individuals may be unknown to readers since it concerns persons whose Czech origin was usually not known. The book covers the total period from the times of the discovery of New World to the end of the twentieth century. During the selection, little concern was given to nationalistic or ethnographic criteria, the only prerequisite was that the respected individuals were either born on the territory of the Czech lands or were descendants of emigrants from the Czech lands. The image on the front cover is a portrait of Augustine Herman, Lord of Bohemia Manor, the first documented Czech immigrant in the United States. The portrait comes from his famous Map of Maryland and Virginia, dated 1670. The colorful story of his life would be unbelievable if made into a movie. Pioneer, merchant, explorer, surveyor, map maker, patriot, rebel, diplomat, and finally Lord! Read more about him in the book.

Constitutive and Centrifuge Modelling Two Extremes

Constitutive and Centrifuge Modelling  Two Extremes
Author: S. Springman
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2002-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9058093611

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The extremes of constitutive and centrifuge modelling are explored here, with a range of lectures addressing specific areas of these two types of modelling as well as on specific design problems and the themes of failure, deformations and interfaces.

Developments in Engineering Geology

Developments in Engineering Geology
Author: M.J. Eggers,J.S. Griffiths,S. Parry ,M.G. Culshaw
Publsiher: Geological Society of London
Total Pages: 253
Release: 2016-10-12
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781862399686

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Developments in Engineering Geology is a showcase of the diversity in the science and practice of engineering geology. All branches of geology are applicable to solving engineering problems and this presents a wide frontier of scientific opportunity to engineering geology. In practice, diversity represents a different set of challenges with the distinctive character of the profession derived from the crossover between the disciplines of geology and engineering. This book emphasizes the importance of understanding the geological science behind the engineering behaviour of a soil or rock. It also highlights a continuing expansion in the practice areas of engineering geology and illustrates how this is opening new frontiers to the profession thereby introducing new knowledge and technology across a range of applications. This is initiating an evolution in the way geology is modelled in engineering, geohazard and environmental studies in modern and traditional areas of engineering geology.

The Engineering of Foundations Slopes and Retaining Structures

The Engineering of Foundations  Slopes and Retaining Structures
Author: Rodrigo Salgado
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 994
Release: 2022-06-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781351818360

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The Engineering of Foundations, Slopes and Retaining Structures rigorously covers the construction, analysis, and design of shallow and deep foundations, as well as retaining structures and slopes. It includes complete coverage of soil mechanics and site investigations. This new edition is a well-designed balance of theory and practice, emphasizing conceptual understanding and design applications. It contains illustrations, applications, and hands-on examples that continue across chapters. Soil mechanics is examined with full explanation of drained versus undrained loading, friction and dilatancy as sources of shear strength, phase transformation, development of peak effective stress ratios, and critical-state and residual shear strength. The design and execution of site investigations is evaluated with complete discussion of the CPT and SPT. Additional topics include the construction, settlement and bearing capacity of shallow foundations, as well as the installation, ultimate resistance and settlement of deep foundations. Both traditional knowledge and methods and approaches based on recent progress are available. Analysis and design of retaining structures and slopes, such as the use of slope stability software stability calculations, is included. The book is ideal for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students and practicing engineers and researchers.

Geotechnical Engineering Education and Training

Geotechnical Engineering Education and Training
Author: I Antonescu,I Manoliu,N Radulescu
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2020-09-10
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781000100372

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This volume contains papers and reports from the Conference held in Romania, June 2000. The book covers many topics, for example, place, role and content of geotechnical engineering in civil, environmental and earthquake engineering.