The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 31 (1953) > Issues > Issue 9 > Soil Mechanics in Relation to Structural Engineering Written Discussion on Mr. P.L. Capper's Paper
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Soil Mechanics in Relation to Structural Engineering Written Discussion on Mr. P.L. Capper's Paper

From Mr. S. P. BANERJEE (Associate Member) : The writer appreciated the paper from the point of view that it summarised the factors which the Structural Engineers should keep in mind when dealing with problems on foundation design. On the question of choice of foundation, whether rigid or flexible, a design which keeps the balance of the elastic behaviours of the soil and the foundation structure, in keeping with the permissible relative settlements, would appear to be most satisfactory.