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<p>There have been three main pillars associated with the development of an applied engineering science for both saturated and unsaturated soil mechanics; namely, i) the synthesis of continuum mechanics theories of physical behavior, ii) the laboratory measurement of relevant soil properties, and iii) analyses that illustrate the solution of practical exam...
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This article addresses the importance of considering foundation-structure interaction in the design of high-rise buildings. Embedding the behavior of the foundation in the analysis of structures is fundamental to simulate the real deformability of these constructions. On the foundation design side, the addition of structure stiffness implies in the reduction of ...
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US;" lang="EN-US">This research work examines the utilization of cement in order to improve low plasticity clay soil. The soil samples treated with 2, 4 and 6% cement percents and cured for different curing times extended to 90 days. Laboratory investigations include unconfined compression, indi...
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<p>The practice of soil-cement reinforced layers to bear shallow foundations is a feasible option in low bearing capacity soils. This paper addresses the interpretation of plate load tests bearing on compacted artificially cemented sand layers of distinct sizes and shapes (cylindrical and prismatic) overlaying a weakly bonded residual soil stratum. Static ...
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