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Author: R.Q. Coutinho
<p>Sample quality has a direct influence on the results of geo-mechanical parameters obtained in laboratory and in situ tests, potentially causing serious technical and economic consequences. In the study of soft soil behavior using laboratory tests, it is important to evaluate, and be able to quantify sample quality, and if necessary and possible, to corr...
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In the Metropolitan Region of Recife, Northeast Brazil, landslides caused a total of 214 deaths between 1984 and 2012. Efforts have been made, but there is still need to improve the risk area management by discovering the correlations between the rainfall and landslides and by implementing a disaster warning and prevention system in order to reduce the number of...
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Comprehensive research has been carried out by the Geotechnical Group (GEGEP) of the Federal University of Pernambuco in the soft clay deposits in Northeastern Brazil near the city of Recife. This paper presents the results of important geotechnical investigations of soft clays in two areas within the Suape Port and Industrial Complex. The geotechnical parameter...
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In the design and evaluation of the behavior of embankments on soft clay foundations, geotechnical characterization, along with instrumentation for measurements involving pore pressure and displacements (vertical and horizontal), are required in order to efficiently elaborate a construction. This paper presents the results of stability analysis, and stability...
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