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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US;" lang="EN-US">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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<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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<p>The use of geothermal energy for heating and cooling purposes is an environmentally-friendly and cost-effective alternative with the potential to replace fossil fuels and help to mitigate global warming as well. The paper illustrates the geothermal potential evaluation of a portion of the Lyon-Turin base tunnel considering the thermal activation of the ...
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<p>Dam B1 was approximately 85 m high and 700 m long along the crown when it suddenly failed in 25th of January, after 41 years of operations and deposition of tailings at the Paraopeba mining complex (Côrrego de Feijão), in Minas Gerais, Brazil. More than 250 people died and vast economic, social and environmental damages resulted fro...
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