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This paper presents the ‘load-transfer functions’ t-z and p-y methods for determining the axial and lateral displacements of single piles. They are based on the results of pressuremeter tests. The methods from the results of the Ménard pre-borehole pressuremeter tests (MPM) and the self-boring pressuremeter tests (PAF, for...

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The advances in pile monitoring have motivated attempts to support dynamic formulas to estimate pile bearing capacity. Based on numerical analysis of the wave equation and the results of dynamic loading tests in three piles the paper deals with the investigation of the soundness of some of the most used in Brazil, namely, the so called Chellis-Velloso F...

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Currently, most studies on stability of underground excavations include two separate analyses: the elastoplastic behavior of rock masses and/or kinematic analysis of possible wedges and blocks formed in the excavation walls. This paper presents a case study carried out at the Vazante Zinc Mine in Minas Gerais, Brazil, where studies on stability of underground ex...
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This work aims to be a contribution for a better knowledge of anchored earth retaining structures, providing preliminary guidelines for their correct design, by establishing starting points. It also constitutes the introduction to a second paper in which an innovative solution for preliminary design is presented. Starting from an extensive parametric st...

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