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Saprolitic soil

When soils are inundated with liquids other than water, a physicochemical interaction takes place and can alter the soil behavior. Depending on the type of soil and on the solution, the soil can become more compressible and lose strength (or the contrary). In this paper, tropical residual gneiss soils are used, namely lateritic and saprolitic soils. The...

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The paper deals with the analysis of static loading tests carried out in 3 different types of piles: bored piles with temporary casing, continuous flight auger, CFA, piles (bored and CFA piles with circular section - nominal diameter Ø600 mm) and driven piles (with square section - width 350 mm). These piles were installed in the CEFEUP/ISC&a...

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