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Soil and Rocks publishes the articles in continuous flow. Do not miss out on the newly included papers in the ongoing issues.


The 46(2) issue brings the 2022 Pacheco Silva Lecture by Prof. Bernadete Ragoni Danziger. The Lecture addresses the influence of residual loads on pile foundation behavior.

Call for papers: Geotechnical Engineering Education

Abstracts are invited for a special issue of the Soils and Rocks Journal. Papers to be published in this issue will specifically focus on geo-engineering (geotechnical engineering and engineering and environmental geology) education. Submit Abstracts to: Due date: October 30, 2022

About the Journal

The first issue of the journal was released in 1978, under the name Solos e Rochas. The journal was originally published by the Graduate School of Engineering of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. In 1980, the Brazilian Association for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering took over the editorial and publishing responsibilities of Solos e Rochas, increasing its reach. In 2007, the journal acquired the status of an international journal, being since then published by the Brazilian Association for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering and Portuguese Geotechnical Society under the title Soils and Rocks.

Aims And Scope

The aim of Soils and Rocks is to publish and disseminate basic and applied research in Geoengineering. Soils and Rocks publishes original and innovative peer reviewed articles, technical notes, case studies, reviews and discussions in the fields of Soil and Rock Mechanics, Geotechnical Engineering, Engineering Geology and Environmental Engineering.

The Journal adopts continuous publication of papers with 4 issues per year in printed (ISSN 1980-9743) and electronic (ISSN-e 2675-5475) version.


All content of the journal, except where identified, is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-type BY. The online journal is free and open access. As an open access journal, the authors agree to publish the article under the Creative Commons Attribution License.

Reusers have the permission to share, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format as long as attribution is given to the creator. The license allows for commercial use.

Submissions to the journal are completely free of charges and all published papers are free to use. The journal has the rights for first publication. Articles do not require transfer of copyright as the copyright remains with the author.


Manuscripts submitted to Soils and Rocks cannot have already been published or submitted elsewhere. All authors have to approve the manuscript prior submission.

Soils and Rocks operates either single or double blind review process. All contributions are initially assessed by the editor. Papers deemed suitable are then sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor´s decision is final.


The authors must disclose any financial, commercial, political, academic, and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. These should be declared in the cover letter of the submission. Examples of potential conflicts of interest include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, payment fees, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding.

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Latest Papers

29 Sep 2023

A dig into the past: the first tieback wall

Alberto Ortigao, Paulo Henrique Dias, Hélio Brito, Marnio Camacho

This is an investigative work by the authors, all of them former students and employees at Tecnosolo Ltd, the company founded by our late Pro...

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29 Sep 2023

Estimation of short-term settlements of MSW landfill materials using shear wave velocity

Nagendra Kola, Debasis Roy, Debarghya Chakraborty

Limited availability of simple yet adequately validated tools for estimating the deformation potential of municipal solid waste (MSW) materia...

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29 Sep 2023

Systematic literature review and mapping of the prediction of pile capacities

Sofia Leão Carvalho, Mauricio Martines Sales, André Luís Brasil Cavalcante

Predicting the pile’s load capacity is one of the first steps of foundation engineering design. In geotechnical engineering, there ...

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29 Sep 2023

Brackish water in swelling soil stabilization with lime and sugarcane bagasse ash (SCBA)

Carina Silvani, João Pedro Camelo Guedes, Jucimara Cardoso da Silva, Eduardo Antonio Guimarães Tenório, Renan Carlos de Melo Nascimento

This research shows that brackish water increases the unconfined compressive strength of swelling soil/sugarcane bagasse ash (SCBA)/lime blen...

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29 Sep 2023

Dehydrating subsurface clayey soils using plastic electrodes: a simple, fast, and yet reliable technique

Ronald Beyner Mejia Sanchez, José Tavares Araruna Júnior, Roberto Ribeiro de Avillez, Hongtao Wang, Shuguang Liu

The electrokinetic process seems to be interesting to the earthwork portion on the construction of buildings, and transportation projects sin...

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29 Sep 2023

The hydraulic conductivity of fuel permeated geosynthetic clay liners: a bibliometric study

Julia Favretto, Adeli Beatriz Braun, Márcio Felipe Floss, Pedro Domingos Marques Prietto

The use of geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs) as a hydraulic barrier for contaminants containment has proved to be an efficient alternative for ...

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Soils and Rocks is an international scientific journal published by the Brazilian Association for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ABMS) and by the Portuguese Geotechnical Society (SPG). The aim of the journal is to publish original papers on all branches of Geotechnical Engineering. Each manuscript is subjected to a single-blind peer-review process. The journal´s policy of screening for plagiarism includes the use of a plagiarism checker on all submitted manuscripts.

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The Journal is published quarterly, in March, June, September and December. The journal is open access

The members of ABMS and SPG can receive the printed version of the journal after subscription