By Reint de Boer
The Engineer and the Scandal provides an in-depth learn into an enormous a part of the advance of the speculation of Porous Media in addition to the fantastic tale of the glittering lifetime of Professor Karl von Terzaghi. It presents an overview of the sour dispute among him and Professor Paul Fillunger, either operating on the Technische Hochschule of Vienna, Austria, within the fields of soil mechanics and technical mechanics throughout the Nineteen Thirties. The gruesome war of words with its tragic finish was once a scandal in lots of respects. the writer, a widely known scientist himself within the box of the mechanics of porous media, investigated this piece of technology historical past in Austria, Norway, and the us of the USA. He discloses an grand tale which has been approximately forgotten even though it produced huge headlines within the Vienna of 1937.
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