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Pressure, Resistance, and Stability of Earth American Society of Civil Engineers: Transactions, Paper No. 1174, Volume LXX, December 1910   By:

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Pressure, Resistance, and Stability of Earth American Society of Civil Engineers: Transactions, Paper No. 1174, Volume LXX, December 1910 by J. C. Meem is a comprehensive and insightful publication that delves into the key principles of geotechnical engineering. Although published over a century ago, this paper remains remarkably relevant and holds immense value for civil engineers and professionals in related fields.

The author, J. C. Meem, demonstrates a profound understanding of the subject matter, presenting a meticulous analysis of the interplay between pressure, resistance, and stability of earth structures. His writing is concise yet clear, making it accessible even to readers without an extensive background in the subject.

One of the highlights of this publication is Meem's exploration of the physical properties of earth materials and their effects on engineering structures. He emphasizes the significance of cohesive and non-cohesive soils, providing valuable insights into their behavior under various loading conditions. Meem skillfully discusses the concept of effective stress and its practical implications. This understanding forms the foundation for his subsequent discussions on pressure distribution, earth pressures, and retaining walls.

The author's research is well-supported by a variety of experimentation data and case studies. Meem presents these findings in a systematic manner, establishing a logical framework for studying the complex behavior of soil and earth structures. His work is a testament to the meticulousness and precision required in geotechnical engineering.

Despite being a scholarly publication, Meem writes in a manner that engages and captivates the reader. His explanations are straightforward and accessible, making the book suitable for both academia and practical applications. This rare blend of technicality and readability sets this publication apart from many others in the field.

However, it is important to note that this book, being published in 1910, does not reflect the advancements and innovations in geotechnical engineering made in the past century. While the fundamental principles laid out by Meem remain relevant, readers should supplement their knowledge with more recent literature in order to stay updated on the latest techniques, methodologies, and advancements in the field.

In conclusion, Pressure, Resistance, and Stability of Earth American Society of Civil Engineers: Transactions, Paper No. 1174, Volume LXX, December 1910 by J. C. Meem is a highly valuable resource for geotechnical engineers, researchers, and students alike. Meem's mastery of the subject shines through in his meticulous analysis and lucid explanations. Despite its age, this publication remains a key reference for understanding the principles of geotechnical engineering. However, readers should augment their knowledge with more contemporary literature to incorporate the latest advancements in the field.

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AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS INSTITUTED 1852

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Paper No. 1174

PRESSURE, RESISTANCE, AND STABILITY OF EARTH.[A]

BY J.C. MEEM, M. AM. SOC. C. E.

WITH DISCUSSION BY MESSRS. T. KENNARD THOMSON, CHARLES E. GREGORY, FRANCIS W. PERRY, E.P. GOODRICH, FRANCIS L. PRUYN, FRANK H. CARTER, AND J.C. MEEM.

In the final discussion of the writer's paper, "The Bracing of Trenches and Tunnels, With Practical Formulas for Earth Pressures,"[B] certain minor experiments were noted in connection with the arching properties of sand. In the present paper it is proposed to take up again the question of earth pressures, but in more detail, and to note some further experiments and deductions therefrom, and also to consider the resistance and stability of earth as applied to piling and foundations, and the pressure on and buoyancy of subaqueous structures in soft ground.

In order to make this paper complete in itself, it will be necessary, in some instances, to include in substance some of the matter of the former paper, and indulgence is asked from those readers who may note this fact.

[Illustration: FIG. 1. SECTIONS OF BOX FRAME FOR SAND ARCH EXPERIMENT]

Experiment No. 1. As the sand box experiments described in the former paper were on a small scale, exception might be taken to them, and therefore the writer has made this experiment on a scale sufficiently large to be much more conclusive... Continue reading book >>




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