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Certain characteristics of American civil engineering practice of soil exploration and observations of slides


In recent years field methods of soil exploration have found ever wider use in our country. Therefore, the use of these methods in the USA is of definite interest. At the request of the editorial board an article on this subject was prepared by the prominent American specialist G. P. Tschebotarioff. For the most part the methods described in this article are known to us. Of interest are how these methods are regarded and their evaluation by a specialist who is both a theoretician and practician in the area of foundation engineering in the USA.

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USA. Translated from Osnovaniya, Fundamenty i Mekhanika Gruntov, No. 1, pp. 35–38, January–February, 1967.

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Tschebotarioff, G.P. Certain characteristics of American civil engineering practice of soil exploration and observations of slides. Soil Mech Found Eng 4, 60–63 (1967).

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