Soils and Rocks

Lectures
<p>In this lecture the interpretations of fully instrumented tests embankments and their role in the development of appropriate ground improvement techniques for highways, motorways and airfields on soft clay deposits is illustrated through well documented case studies in Bangkok, Thailand and Muar Flat Site in Kuala Lumpur. For the Bangkok Plain and with ...
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<p>Professional judgement is the basis for many of the decisions taken by geotechnical engineers to make progress in the design, execution and works supervision. Judgment is a mandatory component of any engineering achievement, essential to assess the various uncertainties that inevitably affect engineering practice. Confidence in such judgements can resul...
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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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<p>This paper intends to consolidate the theory of risk management into practical applications in geotechnical engineering, presenting concepts, clarifying procedures and discussing openly its difficulties and trends. It brings the evolution of the risk concept and its application to engineering, worldwide and in Brazil, showing the trend of risk managemen...
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