Soils and Rocks

Lectures
<p>Three case histories of large dams built in North Patagonia which experienced unforeseen problems during construction, or after several years of operation are described. The necessary remedial and corrective works involved the development of important programs, being economic and programmatic impacts of great magnitude. The lessons learned from these ex...
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<p>This paper intends to consolidate the theory of risk management into practical applications in geotechnical engineering, presenting concepts, clarifying procedures and discussing openly its difficulties and trends. It brings the evolution of the risk concept and its application to engineering, worldwide and in Brazil, showing the trend of risk managemen...
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<p>In this paper geotechnical design is addressed and particularly Static and Seismic Pile Foundation Design by Load Tests and Calculation Models. Within this framework Eurocode 7 – Geotechnical Design and Eurocode 8 – Design of Structures for Earthquake Resistance are introduced. The ultimate limit states and the serv...
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<p>In embankment dams and dam foundations, internal erosion is the major cause of structural dam failures and incidents. Internal erosion develops locally along concentrated leaks or in the largest flow velocity zones, where the permeability is high, and at the interface between coarse and fine materials, where the flow velocity in coarse material maybe hi...
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