Contribution to the Knowledge of Early Geotechnics During the 20th Century: Alec Westley Skempton

Lara Galera, Antonio Lorenzo and Galindo Aires, Rubén Ángel and Guillán Llorente, Gonzalo José and Alcaraz Carrillo de Albornoz, Vicente (2019). Contribution to the Knowledge of Early Geotechnics During the 20th Century: Alec Westley Skempton. "History of Geo- and Space Sciences", v. 10 (n. 2); pp. 225-234. ISSN 2190-5010. https://doi.org/10.5194/hgss-10-225-2019.

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Title: Contribution to the Knowledge of Early Geotechnics During the 20th Century: Alec Westley Skempton
Author/s:
  • Lara Galera, Antonio Lorenzo
  • Galindo Aires, Rubén Ángel
  • Guillán Llorente, Gonzalo José
  • Alcaraz Carrillo de Albornoz, Vicente
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: History of Geo- and Space Sciences
Date: 19 August 2019
ISSN: 2190-5010
Volume: 10
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Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Civil: Construcción
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Sir Alec Westley Skempton (4 June 1914–9 August 2001) was an English civil engineer and Professor of Soil Mechanics at Imperial College London from 1955 and Head of Department until he retired in 1981. He is often referred to as one of the founding fathers of soil mechanics in the UK and around the world and as one of the most important engineers of the 20th century. Skempton established the soil mechanics course at Imperial College London and not only helped to drive forward understanding of soil behaviours through his research and consultancy work, but also was a reference and inspiration for several engineering generations he taught. He was knighted at the New Year's Honours in 2000 for his services as engineer. He was also a notable contributor to the history of British civil engineering.

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Item ID: 64454
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/64454/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:64454
DOI: 10.5194/hgss-10-225-2019
Official URL: https://hgss.copernicus.org/articles/10/225/2019/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 13 Oct 2020 14:42
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2020 14:42
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