Posted in Civil Engineering

D.D. Barkan’s Dynamics of Bases and Foundations Online

Years ago, when new documents went up on this site, they were announced. Because of the large number of these documents, we haven’t done that in a long time.

This one is special: it is D.D. Barkan’s 1962 classic Dynamics of Bases and Foundations, the translation edited by another “geo-legend,” G. P. Tschebotarioff. It has since fallen out of copyright, which makes it possible to disseminate here. The impact of this book on the subject of Soil Dynamics was considerable at the time and long-lasting. It was also one of the first books to come out of the Soviet Union at a time when few did, and highlighted the advances in vibrational technology that the Soviets were undertaking at the time.

It is our pleasure to pass this along to you, and we trust that you will find it useful all these years after its publication.

Posted in Academic Issues, Soil Mechanics

Soil Mechanics: Elastic Solutions to Soil Deflections and Stresses

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Posted in Geotechnical Engineering

Quick Clay Landslide in Norway Injures One —

A landslide struck the village of Gjerdrum, which is about 25km (15 miles) north-east of the Norwegian capital, Oslo. The slide is already being called a “quick clay” landslide by officials. It occurred around 4 […]

Quick Clay Landslide in Norway Injures One —