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How the Leaning Tower of Pisa Was Saved: Crash Course Engineering #40

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This week were going underground to explore geotechnical and seismic engineering. Well look at how structures connect to the ground and transmit loads through their foundations, and how those foundations need to provide a high bearing capacity. Well see how properties of the soil, like shear strength, affect bearing capacity. Well also consider happens when the ground experiences stress from seismic activity and how seismic engineers work to counteract those effects.

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RESOURCES:
https://www.thebalancesmb.com/leaning-tower-pisa-construction-844359
http://environment.uwe.ac.uk/geocal/foundations/founbear.htm
http://www.geotechnicalinfo.com/bearing_capacity_technical_guidance.html
http://civil.utm.my/azril/files/2016/05/2014-August-Chapter-4-Soil-Shear-strength-Revised.pdf
http://www4.hcmut.edu.vn/~cnan/Principles%20of%20geotechnical%20engineering%20(Fifth%20Edition,%20Das)/311-363.PDF
https://icce-ojs-tamu.tdl.org/icce/index.php/icce/article/viewFile/2059/1731
https://www.soil-net.com/legacy/schools/what_is_soil1.htm
https://www.ramjack.com/houston/about-ram-jack/blog/2015/september/the-foundation-of-the-leaning-tower-of-pisa/
https://leaningtowerpisa.com/facts/how/how-pisa-leaning-tower-was-stabilized

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