Posted in Geotechnical Engineering

Harry Poulos Receives Prestigious Award from Engineers Australia — GeoPrac.net

Dr. Harry Poulos of Coffey Geotechnics was recently awarded the Peter Nicol Russell Career Achievement Memorial Medal. This award is the highest honor given by Engineers Australia. Dr. Poulous has had a prolific career both […]

Harry Poulos Receives Prestigious Award from Engineers Australia — GeoPrac.net
Posted in Civil Engineering

Those Pesky Kilogram-Force Units — vulcanhammer.info

Generally speaking, engineers educated in the U.S. must be educated in two units: the U.S. system (the Brits abandoned the Imperial system long ago) and the S.I. system, commonly called the “metric system.” I say commonly because they’re not really the same; countries that have been using the system the French came up with it […]

Those Pesky Kilogram-Force Units — vulcanhammer.info
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.