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<p>A root pile is an injected type of pile (cast-in-place with pressure, with very distinct construction aspects from the known micropile type). Those piles are installed by using distinct injection pressures up to 500 kPa during the mortar shaft formation. The executive control of root piles is usually carried out by static load tests, requiring a costly ...
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<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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This paper aims to explore the potential use of artificial neural networks (ANNs) to predict the compression index (CC) of soft soils from the Brazilian coast. Results from 225 standard consolidation (oedometer) tests and the corresponding soil index properties (i.e., initial void ratio, natural water content and Atterberg limits) of a wide variety of fine-grain...
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<p>Soil-structure interaction (SSI) evaluates how soil or rock deformability imposes on the structure a different load path in a hypothesis of fixed supports, altering the loads acting on the structural elements and the ground. This paper discusses the results of the SSI effects in two buildings with a reinforced concrete structure and shallow foundations ...
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