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Piled Raft Foundation Technology & Applications

Foundation engineering has been practiced as an art, without help of science, since time immemorial up to 1920 when it had achieved a considerable amount of refinement. This is the time when study of soil mechanics was started and it was in 1919 when Karl Terzaghi, popularly known as ‘father of soil mechanics’, made successful attempt to explain the phenomenon of settlement on a type of foundation and predicting the behaviour of completed structures.

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