This three volume set presents the proceedings of the Skempton Memorial Conference on Advances in Geotechnical Engineering held at the Royal Geographical Society, London, on 29–31 March 2004.
With the conference’s commemorative theme, the first volume reprints the Royal Society of London’s short biographical memoir on ansi-Professor Sir Alec Skempton and offers a set of invited articles that reflect on his contributions to engineering geology, slope stability and the history of civil engineering.
This comprehensive set reviews and discusses the most recent advances in geotechnics, focusing on Professor Sir Alec Skempton’s favourite subjects, will be an invaluable resource for geotechnical engineers.
The main body of the first volume is taken up by five major keynote papers written by a team of international experts, that survey the enormous advances that have taken place in geotechnical engineering since Skempton’s pioneering early work.
The second volume contains more than 80 articles that report recent research and advances in practice from around the world. The papers focus on the broad range of geotechnical issues, that most interested Professor Skempton, and are grouped under the headings of:
- Soil behaviour, characterisation and modelling
- Slopes and embankments
- Ground performance
- The influence of geology on civil engineering.
The third volume is a Supplement consisting of 3 papers.