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Matric suction
<p>The multi-physical phenomena, particularly water content and temperature variations, governing the behaviour of soils should be considered in the design and analysis of the energy geostructures. Soil temperature and water content variations impose a significant risk on the stability and serviceability of existing and future geostructures. Although poten...
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<p>Fibre reinforcement is considered a good alternative for improving the geotechnical properties of soil. However, studies that investigate its behaviour, accounting for the unsaturated condition, and the hydraulic behaviour of soil mixtures with fibre, are limited. Therefore, the current study evaluates the impact of the inclusion of polypropylene fibres...
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<p>This work analyses the influence of footing size and soil matric suction on the behavior of shallow foundations on unsaturated sandy soil, in terms of bearing capacity and settlements. Fourteen plate load tests were performed at the Experimental Site of USP/São Carlos. Rigid metal plates were used, with diameters varying between 0.20 m and 0....
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