Articles | Volume 10, issue 2
https://doi.org/10.5194/hgss-10-225-2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hgss-10-225-2019
Biographical contribution
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29 Aug 2019
Biographical contribution |  | 29 Aug 2019

Contribution to the knowledge of early geotechnics during the 20th century: Alec Westley Skempton

Antonio Lara-Galera, Rubén Galindo-Aires, Gonzalo Guillán-Llorente, and Vicente Alcaraz Carrillo de Albornoz

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Sir Alec Westley Skempton was an English civil engineer and Professor of Soil Mechanics at Imperial College London. He is often referred to as one of the founding fathers of soil mechanics in the UK and around the world. Skempton established the soil mechanics course at Imperial College London and was one of the most important engineers of the 20th century.