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This study presents the evaluation of the performance of grain silos reinforced by rigid inclusions in soils of the Central-West region of Brazil, during its construction and operation. Therefore, a group of eight silos with 32.4 m in diameter, 30 m in height, and 12,000 t of storage capacity (each silo) was numerically analyzed using the three-dimensio...

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The use of granular column is one of the ground improvement methods used for soft soils. This method improves the foundation soils mechanical properties by displacing the soft soil with the compacted granular columns. The columns have high permeability that can accelerate the excess pore water pressure produced in soft soils and increase the undrained s...

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A numerical model to simulate the mechanical behavior of soils is presented in this first part of the present work.
This paper reports some advances obtained in the first stage of an ongoing research, which aims to develop a robust and
efficient algorithm for consolidation analyses of saturated/unsaturated soils. Hence, the prese...

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A numerical model to simulate the mechanical behavior of soils was introduced in Part 1 of this paper (also published in this issue). Detailed information about the analytical model were presented, where the critical state theory for soil
mechanics was considered in the context of the elastoplastic formulation. Moreover, an efficient numeric...

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