From Research to Applied Geotechnics

Invited Lectures of the XVI Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (XVI PCSMGE), 17-20 November 2019, Cancun, Mexico


López-Acosta, N.P.,
Martínez-Hernández, E.,
Espinosa-Santiago, A.L.,
Ossa López, A.

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The first Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (PCSMGE) was held in Mexico in 1959. Every 4 years since then, PCSMGE has brought together the geotechnical engineering community from all over the world to discuss the problems, solutions and future challenges facing this engineering sector. Sixty years after the first conference, the 2019 edition returns to Mexico.

The XVI PCSMGE 2019 conference was held in Cancun, Mexico, from 17 – 20 November 2019. This book presents the plenary lectures from the conference, delivered by distinguished geotechnical engineers of international renown. Experience and youth combine in this special publication, which includes the 9th Arthur Casagrande lecture, the plenary lecture of the ISSMGE President, 3 Bright Spark lectures, and the manuscripts of the 13 invited lecturers of practically all the technical sessions at the XVI PCSMGE 2019. Topics cover both research and applied geotechnics, including recent developments in geotechnical engineering.

Representing a valuable reference for engineering practitioners and graduate students, and helping to identify new issues and shape future directions for research, the book will be of interest to all those working in the field, involved in soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering.