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Carl Terzaghi: the Founder of Modern Soil Mechanics

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Based on the results of the research conducted by the authors, a short biography, creative achievements, and interesting facts about the life and work of one of the founders of soil mechanics as a science, Carl Terzaghi, are presented.

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“A courageous, strong, and honest human being whose teaching, writing, speaking, and practice of civil engineering continue to light the way.” Ralph B. Peck

Translated from Osnovaniya, Fundamenty i Mekhanika Gruntov, No. 1, January-February, 2024.

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Shulyatyev, O.A., Mozgacheva, O.A. Carl Terzaghi: the Founder of Modern Soil Mechanics. Soil Mech Found Eng 61, 34–41 (2024).

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