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Author: Celso Romanel

Terzaghi (1943) developed an empirical method for primary consolidation due to a load applied at constant rate (ramp load) until the end of construction at time tc. The method considers that the settlement at a time t during construction, can be evaluated admitting the load applied instantaneously at time t/2. In this research, tw...

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The theory of homogenization of differential equations has become an open field of research in several areas of the exact sciences and has proved to be a powerful tool for understanding the global behavior of heterogeneous materials. Despite knowing that the deduction of Darcy’s law through the Navier-Stokes equations has been debated for deca...

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In engineering practice, loading varies with time. However, the classical one-dimensional theory of consolidation assumes the stress increase is instantaneously applied. Many approaches to the problem of time-dependent loading have been proposed over the years, from approximate methods to full developments of differential equations. The paper presents a...

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The breakwater failure at the Sergipe Harbor is a well-known event among the Brazilian geotechnical community, which provided great knowledge about the behavior of embankments on soft soils, although some questions still remain, since the back analysis diverged from the field outcome. In this context, this work aims to carry out a numerical analysis of ...

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