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October-December 2022: Issue 45(4)

The last issue of 2022 is fully available and features 12 articles and 2 case studies.

Call for papers: Geotechnical Engineering Education

Abstracts are invited for a special issue of the Soils and Rocks Journal. Papers to be published in this issue will specifically focus on geo-engineering (geotechnical engineering and engineering and environmental geology) education. Submit Abstracts to: geoeduc@soilsandrocks.com. Due date: October 30, 2022

JULY-SEPTEMBER: ISSUE 45(3)

The third issue of 2022 is released. It brings the 5th Victor de Mello Goa Lecture by Prof. Roger Frank and 13 articles.

About the Journal

The first issue of the journal was released in 1978, under the name Solos e Rochas. The journal was originally published by the Graduate School of Engineering of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. In 1980, the Brazilian Association for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering took over the editorial and publishing responsibilities of Solos e Rochas, increasing its reach. In 2007, the journal acquired the status of an international journal, being since then published by the Brazilian Association for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering and Portuguese Geotechnical Society under the title Soils and Rocks.

Aims And Scope

The aim of Soils and Rocks is to publish and disseminate basic and applied research in Geoengineering. Soils and Rocks publishes original and innovative peer reviewed articles, technical notes, case studies, reviews and discussions in the fields of Soil and Rock Mechanics, Geotechnical Engineering, Engineering Geology and Environmental Engineering.

The Journal adopts continuous publication of papers with 4 issues per year in printed (ISSN 1980-9743) and electronic (ISSN-e 2675-5475) version.

COPYRIGHT AND OPEN ACCESS

All content of the journal, except where identified, is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-type BY. The online journal is free and open access. As an open access journal, the authors agree to publish the article under the Creative Commons Attribution License.

Reusers have the permission to share, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format as long as attribution is given to the creator. The license allows for commercial use.

Submissions to the journal are completely free and all published papers are free to use. The journal has the rights for first publication. Articles do not require transfer of copyright as the copyright remains with the author.

PEER REVIEW

Manuscripts submitted to Soils and Rocks cannot have already been published or submitted elsewhere. All authors have to approve the manuscript prior submission.

Soils and Rocks operates either single or double blind review process. All contributions are initially assessed by the editor. Papers deemed suitable are then sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor´s decision is final.

DECLARATION OF COMPETING INTERESTS

The authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. These should be declared in the cover letter of the submission. Examples of potential conflicts of interest include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, payment fees, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding.

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Latest Issues

01 Dec 2022

A new seismic tomography system for geotechnical centrifuges

Khader Ibrahim Rammah, Mostafa Ali Ismail, Jesse Costa, Mario Vicente Riccio Filho


Seismic tomography has been extensively used in geophysics for different purposes, including geological mapping, characterisation of inner ea...

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01 Dec 2022

Environmental and technical feasibility of a waste foundry sand applied to pavement granular layers

Manuella de Morais, William Mateus Kubiaki Levandoski, Joice Batista Reis, Francisco Dalla Rosa, Eduardo Pavan Korf


The foundry industry generates large amounts of residual byproducts, such as waste foundry sand (WFS). This high generation has motivated stu...

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01 Dec 2022

Compressive and tensile strength of aeolian sand stabilized with porcelain polishing waste and hydrated lime

José Daniel Jales Silva, Olavo Francisco dos Santos Júnior, William de Paiva


The improvement of sandy soils by incorporating new stabilizing agents in a physical and/or chemical process has become the subject of many s...

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01 Dec 2022

Assessment of bauxite residue stabilized with lime and graphene oxide as a geomaterial for road applications

Ajay Jatoliya, Subhojit Saha, Bheem Pratap, Somenath Mondal, Bendadi Hanumantha Rao


Negative traits of bauxite residue (BR) include low shear strength, inconsistent compaction characteristics and dispersion, render it unsuite...

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01 Dec 2022

A systematic review on shallow geothermal energy system: a light into six major barriers

Rajendra Babu Roka, António José Pereira de Figueiredo, Ana Maria Carvalho Pinheiro Vieira, José Claudino de Pinho Cardoso


Shallow geothermal energy systems (SGES) are being widely recognized throughout the world in the era of renewable energy promotion. The world...

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01 Dec 2022

Ground improvement techniques applied to very soft clays: state of knowledge and recent advances

Marcio de Souza Soares de Almeida, Maria Esther Soares Marques, Mario Riccio, Diego de Freitas Fagundes, Bruno Teixeira Lima, Uberescilas Fernandes Polido, Alessandro Cirone, Iman Hosseinpour


Soft ground improvement techniques have evolved substantially in Brazil in recent years. However, their application in soft and very soft cla...

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Guidelines for authors

Soils and Rocks is an international scientific journal published by the Brazilian Association for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ABMS) and by the Portuguese Geotechnical Society (SPG). The aim of the journal is to publish original papers on all branches of Geotechnical Engineering. Each manuscript is subjected to a single-blind peer-review process. The journal´s policy of screening for plagiarism includes the use of a plagiarism checker on all submitted manuscripts.

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Subscriptions

The Journal is published quarterly, in March, June, September and December. The journal is open access

The members of ABMS and SPG can receive the printed version of the journal after subscription

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