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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US;" lang="EN-US">Mass movements are frequent natural phenomena and especially dangerous due to increased population and irregular settlements in mountainous areas. Carrying out studies using methods that allow the numerical evaluation of their behavior is essential to mitigate and prevent these...
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The destabilizing effect of groundwater is one of the major causes for landslides, which represent a major hazard to human life and the environment. Groundwater lowering is of ten the most efficient way to stabilize large unstable ground masses. Among groundwater lowering measures, drainage tunnels have several advantages, although construction costs may be prop...
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<p>Mass movements are one of the main causes of loss of people and environmental assets. Several factors contribute to mass movements, such as terrain morphology, rainfall regime, soil properties, land use and occupation. Studies showed that in the Northeast region of Brazil, between the years of 1991 and 2012, 38 events related to mass movements were reco...
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Due to the complexity and uncertainty involved in mass movements, it is not possible to predict their occurrence with accuracy. This uncertainty is due to the space-time variability of physical soil parameters and processes, which determine the boundary conditions of the problem. In this study, we analyzed the influence of spatial variability of the parameters t...
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