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Site characterization

The energy crisis scenario currently going on in Brazil, along with the need to reduce greenhouse emissions, lead to an urgent need to design buildings with greater energy efficiency. Shallow geothermal energy surges as a sustainable alternative to reduce the electricity consumption in buildings related to air conditioning and water heating systems. In ...

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This study had the objective to evaluate the application of the Marchetti Dilatometer Test (DMT) on compacted residual soil, analyzing the influence of suction on the parameters obtained. For this, a sample of residual diabase soil was collected and compacted in the laboratory at its optimum moisture content. Granular matrix...

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The management and remediation of contaminated sites are strongly dependent on the diagnosis process during the site characterization program. A Conceptual Site Model (CSM) elaborated by use of high-resolution site characterization (HRSC) tools allows for a detailed diagnosis of geo-environmental issues. The piezocone (CPTu) test is a high-resolution to...

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Electrical resistivity tests have long been used in geo-environmental site characterization because they provide qualitative data to identify the presence of contaminants in soil. The measurement of soil electrical resistivity is affected by many intervening factors, which are usually studied separately in the laboratory and are important to ensure the ...

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