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<p>Soil-structure interaction (SSI) evaluates how soil or rock deformability imposes on the structure a different load path in a hypothesis of fixed supports, altering the loads acting on the structural elements and the ground. This paper discusses the results of the SSI effects in two buildings with a reinforced concrete structure and shallow foundations ...
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<p>When designing a foundation project, it is necessary to ensure that all the elements meet both ultimate and serviceability limit states, which call for predictions of settlement and load capacity. The load transfer methods are a widely used alternative to estimate the load-settlement ratio of piles in the design of foundation projects. However, traditio...
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<p>This paper presents a study on the compressibility of municipal solid waste (MSW) by means of a field survey in Valdemingomez Landfill in Madrid, Spain. Organic matter content was 59%, there was no waste segregation and field compaction, nor internal drainage systems for gas and leachate. Solid waste management changed significantly since then in Madrid...
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During the construction of a building, a transfer of loads occurs from the columns which tend to settle more to those that tend to settle less. This observable fact can be attributed to the mechanism called static soil-structure interaction (SSI). In order to understand this mechanism, which is often not considered in designs, an experimental campaign and a n...
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