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Seismic bearing capacity of strip footings is a challenging task for geotechnical engineers due to its stochastic framework instigated by the natural uncertainties incorporated into geotechnical properties and earthquake parameters. Consequently, the introduction of the random field theory into reliability analysis may provide power tools to succor desi...

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Shear strength is a classical topic in Soil Mechanics and generally there is little concern about the inconsistencies behind the theories used to predict its value. In fact the debate on this issue is rather limited as the geotechnical community considers this a well-established concept. This note intends to highlight the difficulties that arise when te...

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The goal of this study was to improve the understanding of the soil-structure interaction mechanisms at the interface of bored concrete piles cast in sandy soils. In addition, this study aimed to quantify the interface shear strength and identify the factors that influence the response. Roughness measurements and direct shear tests were performed at the...

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The need to develop and commercialize materials incorporating vegetable fibers has risen over the last 20 years to decrease environmental impact and achieve sustainability. In geotechnical engineering, soil reinforcement with plant-based fibers has gained a lot of interest, especially in temporary earthworks. Soil reinforcement with plant-based fibers i...

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