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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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A comparative analysis of three-dimensional (3D) modifications of Hoek & Brown (1988) rock failure criterion was carried out. The correlations between failure stress and the other principal stresses were first determined using polyaxial test data for five geomaterials including KTB amphibolites, Westerly granite, Dunham dolomite, Shirahama sands...

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Tabriz, as one of the most earthquake-prone cities in the Iran plateau, has experienced enormous earthquakes that have even destroyed the city altogether. Considering this seismological background and the vicinity of Tabriz’s northwestern fault, reducing the possible ...

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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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