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Dr. Ralph Brazelton Peck (June 23, 1912 – February 18, 2008) was an eminent civil engineer specializing in soil mechanics. He died on February 18, 2008 from congestive heart failure. He was awarded the National Medal of Science in 1975 "for his development of the science and art of subsurface engineering, combining the contributions of the sciences of geology and soil mechanics with the practical art of foundation design."

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  • Ralph Brazelton Peck (* 23. Juni 1912 in Winnipeg, Manitoba; † 18. Februar 2008) war ein kanadisch-US-amerikanischer Bauingenieur, Bodenmechaniker und Geotechniker. Er wurde in seinem Nachruf in der Times als „godfather of soil mechanics“ („Pate der Bodenmechanik“) bezeichnet, nachdem Karl von Terzaghi als „Vater der Bodenmechanik“ bekannt war.
  • Ralph Brazelton Peck (Winnipeg, 23 de junho de 1912 — 18 de fevereiro de 2008) foi um engenheiro canadense naturalizado estadunidense. Um dos grandes nomes da área da engenharia geotécnica, Peck é conhecido principalmente por sua parceria com Karl von Terzaghi, conhecido como o "pai da mecânica dos solos e da engenharia geotécnica", a qual contribuiu para o desenvolvimento do livro Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice, largamente o livro mais conhecido de sua área, sendo traduzido para mais de dezessete línguas.
  • Ralph Brazelton Peck (23 junio ,1912 – 18 febrero, 2008 - 95 años) fue un eminente ingeniero civil estadounidense, el cual dedico la totalidad de su carrera profesional a las investigaciones en mecánica de suelos e ingeniería geotécnica. Es coautor, junto con Karl von Terzaghi del libro "Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice" (Mecánicas de suelos en el ámbito de la ingeniería). Asimismo, es coautor, junto con Walter E. Hanson y Thomas H. Thornburn del libro "Foundation Engineering" (Ingeniería de cimentaciones).
  • Dr. Ralph Brazelton Peck (June 23, 1912 – February 18, 2008) was an eminent civil engineer specializing in soil mechanics. He died on February 18, 2008 from congestive heart failure. He was awarded the National Medal of Science in 1975 "for his development of the science and art of subsurface engineering, combining the contributions of the sciences of geology and soil mechanics with the practical art of foundation design."
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  • Ralph Brazelton Peck (23 junio ,1912 – 18 febrero, 2008 - 95 años) fue un eminente ingeniero civil estadounidense, el cual dedico la totalidad de su carrera profesional a las investigaciones en mecánica de suelos e ingeniería geotécnica. Es coautor, junto con Karl von Terzaghi del libro "Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice" (Mecánicas de suelos en el ámbito de la ingeniería). Asimismo, es coautor, junto con Walter E. Hanson y Thomas H. Thornburn del libro "Foundation Engineering" (Ingeniería de cimentaciones). Durante toda su carrera, Peck sería autor de más de 200 publicaciones, además fue presidente de la Sociedad Internacional de Mecánica de Suelo e Ingeniería de Cimentaciones de 1969 a 1973. Recibiría muchas distinciones, tales como: * 1944 La Medalla Norman de la Sociedad Americana de Ingenieros Civiles (ASCE) * 1965 El Premio Wellington de la ASCE * 1969 El Premio Karl Terzaghi * 1975 La Medalla Nacional de Ciecnia, dado por el presidente Gerald Ford * 1988 La Medalla John Fritz En 1999, la ASCE creo el Premio Ralph B. Peck Award para los que contribuyan en el desarrollo profesional de la ingeniería geotécnica, ya sea por publicaciones minuciosas, cuidadosamente investigadas de caso; o de practicas recomendadas para metodologías de diseño basadas en evaluaciones de casos históricos.
  • Ralph Brazelton Peck (* 23. Juni 1912 in Winnipeg, Manitoba; † 18. Februar 2008) war ein kanadisch-US-amerikanischer Bauingenieur, Bodenmechaniker und Geotechniker. Er wurde in seinem Nachruf in der Times als „godfather of soil mechanics“ („Pate der Bodenmechanik“) bezeichnet, nachdem Karl von Terzaghi als „Vater der Bodenmechanik“ bekannt war.
  • Ralph Brazelton Peck (Winnipeg, 23 de junho de 1912 — 18 de fevereiro de 2008) foi um engenheiro canadense naturalizado estadunidense. Um dos grandes nomes da área da engenharia geotécnica, Peck é conhecido principalmente por sua parceria com Karl von Terzaghi, conhecido como o "pai da mecânica dos solos e da engenharia geotécnica", a qual contribuiu para o desenvolvimento do livro Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice, largamente o livro mais conhecido de sua área, sendo traduzido para mais de dezessete línguas.
  • Dr. Ralph Brazelton Peck (June 23, 1912 – February 18, 2008) was an eminent civil engineer specializing in soil mechanics. He died on February 18, 2008 from congestive heart failure. He was awarded the National Medal of Science in 1975 "for his development of the science and art of subsurface engineering, combining the contributions of the sciences of geology and soil mechanics with the practical art of foundation design." Peck was born in Winnipeg to O.K. and Ethel Peck, and moved to the United States at age six. In 1934 he received his Civil Engineer degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and was given a three-year fellowship for graduate work in structures. On June 14, 1937 he married Marjorie Truby and obtained a Doctor of Civil Engineering degree. After receiving his degree, he worked briefly for the American Bridge Company, then on the Chicago Subway, but Peck spent the majority of his teaching career (32 years) at the University of Illinois, initially in structures but later focused on geotechnical engineering under the influence of Karl Terzaghi, ultimately retiring in 1974. He continued to work until 2005 and was highly influential as a consulting engineer, with some 1,045 consulting projects in foundations, ore storage facilities, tunnel projects, dams, and dikes, including the Cannelton and Uniontown lock and dam construction failures on the Ohio River, the dams in the James Bay project, the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System, the Dead Sea dikes and the Rion-Antirion Bridge in Greece. On May 8, 2008, the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute in Oslo, Norway opened the Ralph B. Peck Library. This Library is next to the Karl Terzaghi Library, also at NGI. Correspondence between these two men are part of the two working libraries. The Karl Terzaghi Library tells about the birth and growth of soil mechanics. The Ralph B. Peck Library tells about the practice of foundation engineering, and how one engineer exercised his art and science for more than sixty years. Diaries from between 1939-1941 containing Peck's work with the Chicago Subway are included along with papers and reports on many of his subsequent jobs. During his career Peck authored over 200 publications, and served as president of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering from 1969 to 1973. He received many awards, including: * 1944 The Norman Medal of the American Society of Civil Engineers * 1965 The Wellington prize of the ASCE * 1969 The Karl Terzaghi Award * 1975 The National Medal of Science, presented by President Gerald Ford * 1988 The John Fritz Medal In 1999, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) created the Ralph B. Peck Award to honor outstanding contributions to geotechnical engineering profession through the publication of a thoughtful, carefully researched case history or histories, or the publication of recommended practices or design methodologies based on the evaluation of case histories.
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