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<p><span style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US;" lang="EN-US">Results of triaxial tests performed in saturated and unsaturated compacted soil specimens with different interstitial fluids are presented. Tests were carried out in order to study the influence of the fluid relative dielectric constant, <em>ε<sub>r</sub></em>...
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<p>Three case histories of large dams built in North Patagonia which experienced unforeseen problems during construction, or after several years of operation are described. The necessary remedial and corrective works involved the development of important programs, being economic and programmatic impacts of great magnitude. The lessons learned from these ex...
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<p>Recent major upstream raised tailings dam failures have led to a reopening of the discussion of the validity of some of the existing routine practices within the profession. Despite its many shortcomings, deterministic slope stability limit equilibrium analysis is and will continue to be, at least for some time ahead, an important tool for tailings dams...
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<p>A root pile is an injected type of pile (cast-in-place with pressure, with very distinct construction aspects from the known micropile type). Those piles are installed by using distinct injection pressures up to 500 kPa during the mortar shaft formation. The executive control of root piles is usually carried out by static load tests, requiring a costly ...
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