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In the Central Area of Brazil, particularly in the city of Goiânia (and in limited cases of the Brazilian capital Brasília), it is becoming common to observe in few foundation projects the design of a single, thick and large raft, supported by several piles, particularly for the central highly loaded and slender part of very tall bu...

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This paper presents and discusses a limited set of results from an extensive testing program which has been
carried out since 1995 at the University of Brasília Experimental Research site. This site is underlain by the typical tropical,
unsaturated and collapsible soil deposit of the Federal District, which ha...

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