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The energy crisis scenario currently going on in Brazil, along with the need to reduce greenhouse emissions, lead to an urgent need to design buildings with greater energy efficiency. Shallow geothermal energy surges as a sustainable alternative to reduce the electricity consumption in buildings related to air conditioning and water heating systems. In ...

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This paper provides preliminary results on geothermal energy piles (GEPs) for the thermal climatization of structures founded on the typical tropical unsaturated soil of the central region of Brazil. The research employed a series of prototype simulations of a thermal pile embedded into a calibration chamber with compacted unsaturated soil. It closely s...

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This study presents the evaluation of the performance of grain silos reinforced by rigid inclusions in soils of the Central-West region of Brazil, during its construction and operation. Therefore, a group of eight silos with 32.4 m in diameter, 30 m in height, and 12,000 t of storage capacity (each silo) was numerically analyzed using the three-dimensio...

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The most popular methods for soil classification from cone penetration test (CPT) data are based on examining two-dimensional charts. In the last years, several authors have dedicated efforts on replicating and discussing these methods using machine learning techniques. Nonetheless, most of them apply few techniques, include only one dataset and do not ...

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