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Author: Denise Maria Soares Gerscovich

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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After a short period of relatively intense rainfall, a deep-seated landslide occurred in a slope in Rio de Janeiro.
On the following day, field inspection revealed full saturation of the failure mass, despite the inexistence of groundwater in
the slope. A comprehensive experimental investigation was undertaken to determine the ge...

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