Alan Wilfred Bishop (27 May 1920 – 30 June 1988) MA PhD DIC DSc was a British Geotechnical Engineer and an academic at Imperial College London. He was known for the Bishop's method of analysing soil slopes. After his graduation from Emmanuel College, Cambridge, Bishop worked under Alec Skempton and obtained his PhD in 1952 with his thesis title being: The stability of earth dams. He worked extensively in the field of experimental Soil mechanics and developed apparati for soil testing, such as the triaxial test and the ring shear.

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  • Alan Wilfred Bishop (* 27. Mai 1920 in Whitstable; † 30. Juni 1988 ebenda) war ein britischer Pionier der Bodenmechanik. Bishop ging auf King´s College in Wimbledon und studierte an der Universität Cambridge (Emmanuel College, Abschluss 1942). Er wurde 1952 bei Alec Skempton am Imperial College promoviert (PhD, mit der Arbeit The stability of earth dams). Er war Professor am Imperial College, wo er zunächst 1946 in Skemptons Abteilung Assistant Lecturer war, 1947 Lecturer, 1957 Reader (im selben Jahr erhielt er den Doktor-Grad DSc) und 1965 eine volle Professur für Bodenmechanik erhielt. 1970 bis 1973 war er Dekan des City and Guilds College am Imperial College. 1980 ging er in den Ruhestand und war dann Senior Research Fellow am Imperial College (ab 1983 mit dem Titel Professor Emeritus). 1966 war er der 6. Rankine Lecturer (The Strength of soil as engineering materials, Geotechnique, Band 16, 1966, S.91-130). Bishop ist besonders für Methoden der Analyse der Stabilität von Böschungen und Erddämmen bekannt (unter anderem das Gleitkreisverfahren, in Bishop The use of the slip circle in the stability analysis of slopes, Geotechnique, Band 5, 1955, S. 7-17) und die Entwicklung des Triaxialgeräts (wobei er mit David Henkel zusammenarbeitete). Außerdem entwickelte er Verfahren zum Messen des Porenwasserdrucks. Schon in den 1940er Jahren, als er für das Metropolitan Water Board das Versagen von Dämmen an der Building Research Station untersuchte, entwickelte er eigene Geräte zum Testen von Bodeneigenschaften und zur Probenahme. Bishop war passionierter Segler. Seit 1983 war er verheiratet. (de)
  • Alan Wilfred Bishop (Whitstable, 27 de maio de 1920 – Whitstable, 30 de junho de 1988) foi um engenheiro geotécnica britânico, pioneiro da mecânica dos solos. Bishop frequentou o King´s College em Wimbledon e estudou no Emmanuel College da Universidade de Cambridge, obtendo o diploma em 1942. Obteve um doutorado em 1952 orientado por Alec Skempton no Imperial College London, com a tese The stability of earth dams. Foi professor do Imperial College London, onde iniciou em 1946 como Lecturer assistente de Skempton, em 1947 Lecturer, em 1957 Reader e em 1965 Professor de mecânica dos solos. Em 1966 foi o 6.º Rankine Lecturer (The Strength of soil as engineering materials, Geotechnique, Volume 16, 1966, p. 91-130). (pt)
  • Alan Wilfred Bishop (27 May 1920 – 30 June 1988) MA PhD DIC DSc was a British Geotechnical Engineer and an academic at Imperial College London. He was known for the Bishop's method of analysing soil slopes. After his graduation from Emmanuel College, Cambridge, Bishop worked under Alec Skempton and obtained his PhD in 1952 with his thesis title being: The stability of earth dams. He worked extensively in the field of experimental Soil mechanics and developed apparati for soil testing, such as the triaxial test and the ring shear. His contribution to the science was widely acknowledged and he was invited in 1966 to deliver the 6th Rankine Lecture of the British Geotechnical Association titled: The strength of soils as engineering materials. Nowadays, a part of the Soil Mechanics Laboratories at Imperial College is named after him in recognition of his long-time work at the College. (en)
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  • Alan Wilfred Bishop (* 27. Mai 1920 in Whitstable; † 30. Juni 1988 ebenda) war ein britischer Pionier der Bodenmechanik. Bishop ging auf King´s College in Wimbledon und studierte an der Universität Cambridge (Emmanuel College, Abschluss 1942). Er wurde 1952 bei Alec Skempton am Imperial College promoviert (PhD, mit der Arbeit The stability of earth dams). Er war Professor am Imperial College, wo er zunächst 1946 in Skemptons Abteilung Assistant Lecturer war, 1947 Lecturer, 1957 Reader (im selben Jahr erhielt er den Doktor-Grad DSc) und 1965 eine volle Professur für Bodenmechanik erhielt. 1970 bis 1973 war er Dekan des City and Guilds College am Imperial College. 1980 ging er in den Ruhestand und war dann Senior Research Fellow am Imperial College (ab 1983 mit dem Titel Professor Emeritus). (de)
  • Alan Wilfred Bishop (Whitstable, 27 de maio de 1920 – Whitstable, 30 de junho de 1988) foi um engenheiro geotécnica britânico, pioneiro da mecânica dos solos. Bishop frequentou o King´s College em Wimbledon e estudou no Emmanuel College da Universidade de Cambridge, obtendo o diploma em 1942. Obteve um doutorado em 1952 orientado por Alec Skempton no Imperial College London, com a tese The stability of earth dams. Foi professor do Imperial College London, onde iniciou em 1946 como Lecturer assistente de Skempton, em 1947 Lecturer, em 1957 Reader e em 1965 Professor de mecânica dos solos. (pt)
  • Alan Wilfred Bishop (27 May 1920 – 30 June 1988) MA PhD DIC DSc was a British Geotechnical Engineer and an academic at Imperial College London. He was known for the Bishop's method of analysing soil slopes. After his graduation from Emmanuel College, Cambridge, Bishop worked under Alec Skempton and obtained his PhD in 1952 with his thesis title being: The stability of earth dams. He worked extensively in the field of experimental Soil mechanics and developed apparati for soil testing, such as the triaxial test and the ring shear. (en)
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