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Soil Engineering - Testing, Design, And Remediation

Soil Engineering - Testing, Design, And Remediation

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©2000 CRC Press LLC
S
OIL
E
NGINEERING
:T
ESTING
, D
ESIGN
,
AND
R
 EMEDIATION
 Dr. Fu Hua Chen, P.E.
 Honorary Member, ASCE
, 1999
Boca Raton London New York Washington, D.C.CRC Press
Edited by
M.D. Morris, P.E.
 
 ©2000 CRC Press LLC
 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
 Chen, F.H. (Fu Hua)Soil engineering: testing, design, and remediation / Fu Hua Chen.p. cm.Includes bibliographical references and index.ISBN 0-8493-2294-4 (alk. paper)1. Soil mechanics. 2. Engineering geology. 3. Foundations. 4. Soil remediation. I. Title.TA710.C5185 1999624.1’51—dc21 99-23653CIPThis book contains information obtained from authentic and highly regarded sources. Reprintedmaterial is quoted with permission, and sources are indicated. A wide variety of references are listed.Reasonable efforts have been made to publish reliable data and information, but the author and thepublisher cannot assume responsibility for the validity of all materials or for the consequences of their use.Neither this book nor any part may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means,electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, microfilming, and recording, or by any informationstorage or retrieval system, without prior permission in writing from the publisher.The consent of CRC Press LLC does not extend to copying for general distribution, for promotion,for creating new works, or for resale. Specific permission must be obtained in writing from CRC PressLLC for such copying.Direct all inquiries to CRC Press LLC, 2000 Corporate Blvd., N.W., Boca Raton, Florida 33431.
 Trademark Notice:
Product or corporate names may be trademarks or registered trademarks, andare only used for identification and explanation, without intent to infringe.© 2000 by CRC Press LLCNo claim to original U.S. Government worksInternational Standard Book Number 0-8493-2294-4Library of Congress Card Number 99-23653Printed in the United States of America 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0Printed on acid-free paper
 
 ©2000 CRC Press LLC
 Foreword
 A true Renaissance man, Fu Hua Chen was educated in both China and the UnitedStates. Returning to his homeland to contribute to its struggle against Japaneseattrition, he was chief engineer on the Burma Road. That artery held together thevictorious Allied campaign to end World War II on the Asian mainland.After the Tibet Highway, the Ho Chi Minh Trail, and other large China projects,Dr. Chen brought his family to the U.S. to build a better life. Successful in that, hethen devoted his remaining years to returning to his community, his society, and hisprofession some of the benefits American life had provided for him.Acknowledged as the world’s authority on expansive soils, Dr. Chen publishedbooks on that and other aspects of geotechnical engineering, and a riveting autobi-ography. He wanted the top rung of his career ladder to be his guide for constructorsand consultants to demystify soils and foundation engineering. It is a plain-talk effortto help builders understand and deal with that complex facet so vital to construction.With the publication of this book, Dr. Chen has achieved that goal, to top off amonumental career that ended peacefully among his family in his 87th year.
M.D. Morris, P.E.
Advisory Editor
Chen, Fu Hua21 July 1912 — 5 March 1999Civil Engineer, Author, Educator, Humanitarian

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