This book constitutes the imprint of the Plenary Conferences delivered by distinguished geotechnical engineers of renowned international quality in the XVI Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (XVI PCSMGE), which was held from November 17 to 20, 2019 in Cancun, Mexico.
Experience and youth are combined in this special volume that includes the 9th Arthur Casagrande Lecture, the Plenary Conference of ISSMGE President, three Bright Spark Lectures, and thirteen manuscripts of the Invited Lecturers of practically all the technical sessions of the XVI PCSMGE 2019, among them Analytical and physical modelling in Geotechnics, Unsaturated soils, Soft soils, Foundations and retaining structures, Excavations and tunnels, Offshore Geotechnics, Transportation in Geotechnics, Natural hazards, Preservation of historic sites, Rock mechanics, Education and Energy Geotechnics.
This special volume covers both the research and the applied Geotechnics, including the recent developments in geotechnical engineering. Besides, it provides valuable references for engineering practitioners and graduate students and helps to identify new issues and to shape future directions for research. We are very pleased to disseminate all these contributions among the scientific community.
We would like to express our thanks to all the Invited Lecturers for their high quality and valuable contributions. In addition, we are especially grateful to Eduardo Martínez, Alejandra Liliana Espinosa and José Alfredo Promotor for their assistance with the preparation of this Invited Lectures Volume.
IOS Press, Inc.
6751 Tepper Drive
Clifton, VA 20124
Tel.: +1 703 830 6300
Fax: +1 703 830 2300 email@example.com
(Corporate matters and books only) IOS Press c/o Accucoms US, Inc.
For North America Sales and Customer Service
West Point Commons
Lansdale PA 19446
Tel.: +1 866 855 8967
Fax: +1 215 660 5042 firstname.lastname@example.org