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Author: Roberto Quental Coutinho

In Brazil, landslides are frequent, causing deaths and property damage, and occur under the influence of natural and/or anthropic conditions. Rain acts as the main non-anthropic agent in triggering this phenomenon. Because of this, the prediction of landslides becomes an essential tool for managing high-risk areas. The Metropolitan Region of Recife (MRR...

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Interferometry is a technique that can be applied to SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) images that allow obtaining Digital Elevation Models, displacement measurements and assistance for monitoring large areas and/or engineering constructions. The objective of this paper is to present aspects related to the technique of Interferometry SAR (InSAR) applied to...

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This special issue includes the publication of 16 articles which were selected out of 235 papers presented at the 8th Brazilian Conference on Slope Stability - COBRAE 2022. The conference was held in Porto de Galinhas, PE, Brazil, between the 23rd and 26th of November 2022 and was attended by 500 people. The articles published in this special issue of S...

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In the design of piles partially embedded in rock, the main factors that influence the strength and deformability of the rock and the transmission of loads from pile to rock are of utmost relevance to pile behavior. Most empirical methods were developed based on data from specific regions. Differences in geological conditions, drilling methods and other...

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